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Healthcare reform: Mandate or incentive?
Los Angeles Times

In his Op-Ed on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, former professor of public policy William D. Leach dismisses the hype surrounding the measure:

There is nothing novel or coercive about linking taxes to the purchase of specific types of goods or services. As any taxpayer probably knows, there are many tax provisions that raise or lower your tax bill depending on what you have bought and what you have elected not to buy.