This interview allows Governor Daniels to demonstrate the depth of his understanding of health care policy and explain how Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) work, how the implementation of HSAs saved the state of Indiana money and how HSAs change behavior. Daniels also debunks some of the common complaints against HSAs (read: only works for the healthy and wealthy) --- which is exactly the detailed knowledge most Republicans lack. His segment of the interview begins about 12 minutes into the video.
This piece does an excellent job of laying out the differences between Mitt Romney's health care plan in Massachusetts and Daniels' plan for Indiana state employees that focuses on HSAs.
Monday, March 1, 2010
After Daniels opening of the door on a 2012 run, a significant amount of positive coverage was forthcoming.