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Our fearless leader, Nick Dawson, has a terrific piece up on RVANews.com about the issues around building a children’s hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

An excerpt:

100% of healthcare costs are passed onto the public. Most costs seem to be borne by insurance companies. But, it’s important to remember that the pot of money used by insurance companies comes, mostly, from employers. Those employers withhold the cost of healthcare from the paychecks of employees. In other words, you’d get paid more if your company wasn’t buying insurance on your behalf. And, while I wouldn’t suggest this is something we should change, it’s important to see that anyone employed by a company which provides health insurance is, in fact, paying for the cost of the healthcare even if they don’t consume it.

Read the whole enchilada here.

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