Presidential Candidate's Health Reform Plans Critiqued

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The latest edition of the journal Health Affairs is out with a look at the health care plans pushed by John McCain and Barack Obama.

Medical economists conclude that while Obama's plan won't do anything to keep health care costs down, McCain's won't do much to reduce the number of uninsured Americans.

According to their projections, McCain's use of tax credits would ultimately lead 20 million Americans to lose health insurance they get through work, while 21 million people would become covered through the individual market.

Obama's plan uses government subsidies to cover millions of Americans now without insurance, but the analysis says that will send costs higher. They say his promises "are unlikely to be sustainable, fiscally or politically."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28445664 -