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Taking a scalpel to the healthcare system
Los Angeles Times

Social Security now doles out more money in benefit checks than it takes in from taxes, and its trust fund is projected to run out of cash in about 26 years.

Yes, indeed, says Philip Bredesen, a former health insurance executive who just completed two terms as Tennessee’s governor.

In his book, “Fresh Medicine,” he argues that a key element of meaningful healthcare reform is creation of a Social Security-like trust fund that would raise money from payroll taxes and issue vouchers to all Americans.