The Wall Street Journal reports that the Bush administration plans to make healthcare "the major focus" of its domestic agenda in 2006. A series of significant policy announcements are expected which could be addressed during the State of the Union address in early February. Specifics are not yet available, but a broad outline of what is being planned is becoming clear. Among the market-friendly proposals the administration is said to be considering are tax credits for those who buy their own insurance, new incentives to encourage the use of HSAs and new funding for technologies that help consumers make better healthcare choices.
- see this article from The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)