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Why Do People Keep

saying that Bush “will urge Congress to allow individuals to create tax-advantaged health savings accounts, to be used to cover medical costs”? Health savings accounts are already law: They were included in the Medicare bill. Bush wants to beef them up, but they already exist in law–and they’re growing rapidly in practice.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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