McCain Obama Health Care Plans

Jonathan Oberlander, Ph.D. has written an excellent review of the candidates plans for healthcare reform in the recent New England Journal of Medicine. The article includes a succinct comprehensive summary of both candidates’ key elements for health care reform. His main criticism of the McCain plan is

” its reliance on the individual insurance market.”

“In contrast to John McCain’s emphasis on markets and deregulation, Barack Obama’s reform plan relies on an employer mandate, new public and private insurance programs, and insurance market regulation.”

Health care reform will be an important issue in the coming election and this article is a must read.

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