This from Joe Sudbay at Americablog three days ago:
On CNNMoney.com, McCain's top economic adviser said:
"Younger, healthier workers likely wouldn't abandon their company-sponsored plans," said Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
"Why would they leave?" asked McCain's senior economic policy adviser. "What they're getting from their employer is way better than what they could get with the credit."
Hmmm. The wheels really are coming off the straight-talk express.
The Obama campaign responded thusly:
"'This morning, the McCain campaign's top economic policy advisor unleashed an October Surprise of straight talk when he finally admitted that the health insurance people currently get from their employer is 'way better' than the health care they would get if John McCain becomes President. Independent studies have shown that under John McCain's health care plan, at least 20 million Americans will lose the insurance they rely on and be forced to buy health care coverage on the individual market that costs more than $12,000 with a tax credit of just $5,000. Senator McCain has been trying to cover this up for months, but his advisor's brutal honesty today is certainly better late than never, and it should give every American pause about electing a candidate who has proposed such radical and dangerous changes to our health care system,' said Obama-Biden Spokesman Bill Burton."