Friday, September 19, 2008

Dose of Reality: McCain's health care plan

In the September issue of the Ester Republic, Davis examines John McCain's health care plan and the deregulation he proposes in more detail than in previous issues. From the article:
The immediate consequence is obvious: Insurance companies would immediately relocate to states such as Alaska which have minimal if any regulations. They would no longer be required to insure persons in those states that currently require them to accept individuals with pre-existing conditions, and that means even more Americans would be unable to buy insurance.
The estimates on how many more people would be unable to afford insurance or get good quality coverage as a result vary, but it could be in the many millions.

1 comment:

Susan Maya said...

Thanks for sharing this important insight into the ramifications of McCain's health care plan. To learn more details about his stance on this issue, as well as research funding, physician shortages and stem cell research, visit the site Your Candidates Your Health 2008 , where both presidential candidates have responded to a 19-part questionnaire. Hopefully voters can utilize this tool to fully inform themselves before heading to the polls in November.