Obama and McCain Focus on the Health Care Issues

Comparing Obama and McCain’s Health Plans

by Molly Claflin

WASHINGTON,DC(RUSHPRNEWS)10/09/2008--In this week’s debates, the candidates spent a lot of time talking about health care. Health care is on a lot of people’s minds this election, as health insurance rates keep rising and leave many families unable to afford much-needed health care.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have a health care plan that will make quality health care affordable and accessible for every American. It builds on the existing health care plan. So if you like you’re health insurance – you can keep it, and will pay up to $2,500 less annually than you do now.

If you don’t have health insurance, you will have a choice of quality, affordable health care options.

The Obama-Biden plan doesn’t leave the burden on small businesses, either. Barack’s plan will create a new Small Business Health Tax Credit to help small businesses provide affordable health insurance to their employees.

Barack has said: “I … believe that every American has the right to affordable health care. I believe that the millions of Americans who can’t take their children to a doctor when they get sick have that right. … And I believe that no amount of industry profiteering and lobbying should stand in the way of that right any longer.”

In contrast, John McCain’s plan will tax health care benefits — imposing a $3.6 trillion tax on working families. This would represent the first time in our nation’s history that health care benefits would be taxed. And McCain’s plan doesn’t protect Americans with pre-existing conditions — leaving those who need it most without health insurance.

You can learn more about Barack’s health insurance plan here. And visit JohnMcCainrecord.com to learn more about John McCain’s record on health care. You can also checkk and see what each of the candidates said about health care last night at therecord.barackobama.com.


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