Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On McCain's healthcare plan

From Bob Herbert for the New York Times:

A study coming out Tuesday from scholars at Columbia, Harvard, Purdue and Michigan projects that 20 million Americans who have employment-based health insurance would lose it under the McCain plan.

4 comments:

Zen Wizard said...

I read the article--and it sounds like a dumb idea.

I like the way it is better--as
$h!tty as the status quo admittedly is.

Helen Mansfield said...

Nice. And what the article doesn't mention is that employees, like myself, will probably in turn ask their employer for additional pay to offset the cost of this tax. My employer will either not pay it, and lose me as an employee, or pay it, and further strain their own finances.

Didn't McCain say Obama's health care plan would hurt small businesses? How is his plan helping?

momentofchoice said...

interesting, thanks for this link...i just posted about my experience with Canada's national health coverage and thought i'd check in with you before i close my eyes for the night...timely. i'd love to hear your take, to help me understand why people are so worried about the idea of universal coverage.

momentofchoice said...

Oh damn, I was really hoping this study put out by the group mentioned in NY Times would be an unbiased comparison on the candidates' plans until I read that one of the authors critiquing Obama's plan is a volunteer adviser to the McCain Campaign. I'll continue to read anyway...