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John McCain’s Vision for Health Care Reform

Posted on: August 20, 2008

With all due respect, John McCain is an idiot when it comes to health care reform. The following excerpts come straight from his Web site

John McCain Believes The Key To Health Care Reform Is To Restore Control To The Patients Themselves. Families should be in charge of their health care dollars and have more control over care.

Healthcare is so expensive that only the ultra wealthy can afford health insurance and all the out of pocket expenses that come with an illness. Patients need care, they are sick and don’t need to have control and worry of how to pay for their illness.

John McCain Will Reform Health Care Making It Easier For Individuals And Families To Obtain Insurance. An important part of his plan is to use competition to improve the quality of health insurance with greater variety to match people’s needs, lower prices, and portability. Families should be able to purchase health insurance nationwide, across state lines.

America has had competitive free market health care for decades now and it is this very same market place that has wrecked it for everyone. Those with $$$$$ get health care, those who are very poor, get assistance, and the middle class gets screwed with premiums that are so expensive, we have over 47 million uninsured. Our competitive free market has allowed the smaller insurance companies to get swallowed up by the big companies. Consolidation has shut out competition. Very few people can guess their healthcare needs. We need it when we need it, no one knows when illness or disease will strike.

John McCain Will Reform The Tax Code To Offer More Choices Beyond Employer-Based Health Insurance Coverage. While still having the option of employer-based coverage, every family will receive a direct refundable tax credit – effectively cash – of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families to offset the cost of insurance. Families will be able to choose the insurance provider that suits them best and the money would be sent directly to the insurance provider. Those obtaining innovative insurance that costs less than the credit can deposit the remainder in expanded Health Savings Accounts.

Americans need non profit insurance from one risk pool to keep the costs down. Many people do not have employer-based coverage. Tax credits do very little to help you when you are sick. Health savings accounts are tax shelters for the very rich, and serve as insurance for very healthy people who don’t need to use it.

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