McCain’s Health Insurance Plan: 5 million more people lose coverage

by lestro

Here’s an interesting little note on the McCain health insurance plan:

The article, published in the journal Health Affairs, argues that “initially there would be no real change in the number of people covered as a result of the McCain plan.” After a short-term reduction of 1 million in the number of people without coverage, the number of uninsured would increase by 5 million after five years, the authors predict.

Say what?

That’s a health care plan in the same vein as a 300-pound football player named Tiny or a rights-destroying bill called the PATRIOT Act.

or a “Blue Skies Act” that allows coal plant owners to avoid added scrunbbers.

or a “Healthy Forest Initiative” that opens up national land to logging.

or the “No Child Left Behind Act” that identifies schools in need of additional resources and then fixes them by removing money.

What?

Five million more uninsured in five years using McCain’s plan? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. We know he never met and didn’t vet his Veep nominee, but apparently he isn’t even reading his own policies either…

Meanwhile, on the side actually trying to fix the problems Sen. McCain helped to create in his 26 years in Washington:

By comparison, Senator Barack Obama’s plan, which would provide heavy government subsidies for insurance for low-income workers, would reduce the number of uninsured by 18 million in 2009 and by 34 million in 2018, according to the Urban Institute/Brookings Institution report.

Still not perfect, but at least it’s coverage…

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One Response to McCain’s Health Insurance Plan: 5 million more people lose coverage

  1. Pingback: McCain’s got a plan « The Church of the Apocalyptic Kiwi

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