Friday, October 31, 2008

McCain's health care plan - oops!

This from Joe Sudbay at Americablog three days ago:

On, 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."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let those that want private care have it and pay for it. They can refuse Medicare, VA, Medicaid, free emergency room care if they wish. They can take over their aging families’ health care and have their parents give up any single payer or any government health care. They have that choice NOW! McCain has had government health care all his life by virtue of being a military family member, a serviceman and a retiree, plus a Senator. He never had to make that choice. His income and education was also paid by his government. He is able to afford any private care he wants. Most people do not have such an option. t\They have either a large expense of nothing, it seems. Which do our readers choose? I have used the VA since 1946 and Medicare since I turned 65plus a private Gap Insurance and am very pleased with my care. I used to pay a huge premium after losing my company paid insurance when I left the company, before I was old enough for Medicare. Thankfully, I always had the VA since I was a disabled vet since I was 19 years old and still am.
Bob Poris

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