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  •  From McCain (4+ / 0-)

    Americans can expect during this campaign to hear much of the same, tired Republican talking points we've heard for eight years.

    Senator McCain wants the magic of the marketplace to produce cheap health care for everyone – as if that’s worked thus far.

    Upon reading his website's brief, single-page list of bullet points on "health care reform", note the weasel words that are used: McCain "supports" and "encourages" and "promotes" and "allows" lots of things (including the virtual privatization of the Veterans Health system, one of the few clear success stories in the struggle to contain health care costs).

    He opposes any mandate for coverage, even of children. He would use tax credits of $2500 for individuals and $5000 for families to encourage everyone to obtain and maintain coverage. He would continue promotion of Health Savings Accounts. He encourages personal responsibility. He promotes efforts to prevent chronic diseases. He promotes the adoption of health information technology, without offering resources for implementation. He supports innovative delivery systems. You get the point.

    Bottom Line: McCain's plan will do little or nothing to help reduce the numbers of uninsured, to control runaway costs, or to help American businesses to stay competitive.

    Great diary, demfromCT.

    I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by StrangeAnimals on Sun May 04, 2008 at 08:22:14 AM PDT

    •  Clap louder! (1+ / 0-)
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      If you believe in the health care fairy, CLAP LOUDER SCUMBAG!!! McCain's plan is the same faith-based plan pushed by Dubya for 7 years. The magic of the marketplace. Magical thinking ain't gonna solve this problem.

      We must defeat John McCain. Period. End of story.

      by Pris from LA on Sun May 04, 2008 at 10:50:12 AM PDT

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