Candidates’ Health Care Plans

December 6, 2007 at 9:48 pm (politics) ()

Take a look at this handy set of summaries of the US presidential hopefuls’ various plans for health care reform, including the proposed methods of payment (via Alas). They’re simple, readable, and roughly soundbite-sized. It might not be much that isn’t already common knowledge, but it’s great to have them all in one place for comparison.



  1. liam11 said,

    So all republicians are market based and democrats are all for federally subsidised… I understand the democrates beef with the republican way because obviously that isnt working now and only those with appropriate means will be able to get it even if it’s affordable. McDonalds is affordable but some people cant even afford to eat that.

    I dont understand the republics beef with the democractice view on healthcare. They claim it’s unconstitutional and socialist, but it’s simply not. We have already socialized the things that are most important to make a country not a 3rd world country and that is education, roads & highways and postal service… is health not as important as eduactaion, smooth roads and getting your mail everyday? And taxing small businesses… well when these people get sick the goverment is paying for their care even if they cant afford it so were already paying for it.

    Im open to hearing a republican stance on why federal healtcare is a bad idea if there are any other answers than falsely using fear of socialism and trying to pay a few less dollars on your taxes which wont happen. Taxes are necessary and not always bad even though you’d probably rather have some extra presents at xmas.

  2. Daisy said,

    Thanks for your thoughts, liam. That’s how I feel, too.

    I’d also be interested in hearing such a stance, if one exists.

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