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  • In error-laden Wash. Post op-ed, Feldstein falsely claims health care plan gives "no protection" to unemployed

    ››› ››› MORGAN WEILAND

    In a July 28 Washington Post op-ed, Harvard University economics professor Martin Feldstein advanced several falsehoods, including his claim that President Obama's health care reform plan provides "no protection if [Americans] lose their current insurance because of unemployment"; his suggestion that a 5.4 percent surtax would be added to everyone in the 35 percent marginal tax bracket; and his claim that Obama supports a British-style health care system in which "the government owns the hospitals and the doctors are salaried."