October 08, 2013 | 06:48 AM

How does widening the pool of people who pay into the system help control costs? Doesn't this increase the pool of money available to pay for medical charges and therefore provide the temptation to increase those charges?

If the pool of people with insurance is expanded through government subsidy of the insurance cost, how does that control costs?

Is the proper strategy for business to follow the same as has been done with retirement benefits? By that I mean to move from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans.

An Observer
Johns Creek