Hearing on Living without Health Insurance: Solutions to the Problem

United States Senate
Finance Committee
March 15, 2001

Senator John Rockefeller, responding to proposals for tax credits:

"So that if you're going to do health insurance for people, then you have to do it properly. And the tax credit is the wrong approach. It is the wrong approach, period. That's all there is to it. It will not work. It will not work at the figures that are being offered by you...the figures that'll come in part from the other side, maybe some from
our side. It won't work. And I think we have to decide on this committee do we want people to get health insurance or do we not?"