McCains Health Care Plan Fact Sheet

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    I just got this in my email so I thought I'd share it.


    McCain-Palin on Health Care
    Accessibility: John McCain and Sarah Palin will reform health care making it easier for individuals and families to obtain insurance. An important part of their plan is to use competition to improve the quality of health insurance with greater variety to match people’s needs, lower prices, and ensure portability. Families should be able to purchase health insurance nationwide, across state lines.
    Tax Benefits: John McCain and Sarah Palin will reform the tax code to offer more choices by providing a refundable tax credit ($2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families) to offset the cost of insurance.
    Portability: John McCain and Sarah Palin propose making insurance more portable so that insurance follows Americans from job to job.
    HSAs: John McCain ands Sarah Palin will encourage and expand the benefits of Health Savings Accounts for families.

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    How will McCain's healthcare plan help those who have pre-existing conditions? How will it help them to get coverage? My kids have pre-existing conditions. The only way that they will be able to get health insurance is through a company group plan. They are covered under my plan now, but eventually they will need to have their own coverage. I am self-employed and lucky that I am with Anthem. They allowed me to sign on for a similar plan as I moved from Colorado to Ohio. Most companies won't allow this. Had I been with any other insurance company, I never would have been able to move. McCain's plan to allow insurance companies to provide insurance acrosss state lines would address this problem. However, my kids still will never be able to buy a private policy.

    Obama's plan, on the other hand, forces insurance companies to accept those with pre-existing conditions. The problem with Obama's plan is that it doesn't force anyone to actually have insurance. Therefore, even more adults will choose to go without until they become sick. Then they'll get the insurance. This will drive up costs drastically, and those of us who do pay for health insurance will be hit with drastically higher premiums.

    Hillary was the only one who actually understood that to reduce costs in the long run, everyone needs to be insured, and everyone needs to contribute. There is no way to reduce costs when you force insurance companies to accept anyone and everyone, but you allow individuals to choose when they will start paying for insurance.
     
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    Pay for your own damn health care.
     
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    Yeah, let me tell you what blue cross blue shield and all the major companies will do/

    They'll offer the same goddamned HMO's and POS plans, with the same BS and same red tape and the same everything we have now that makes the healthcare industry a nightmare for anyone who is sick. They'll offer a new plan that you can take with you anywhere you go and that won't drive down the cost of health insurance, because this new plan will be the most expensive plan they offer. So McCain will do nothing to straighten this out, but he'll be like Bush and Paulson and he'll throw government money at it to help us afford the same broken, corrupt system in the world: the very system that is in charge of our health.

    Obama wants to work to eliminate this by imposing more regulations on the healthcare industry and offer a government health insurance to those who want it. But it's not FREE health insurance, it's health insurance you have to pay for, much like what we have now. So this has the potential of making a profit for the government and if it does, they can lower their premiums. This will cause the other health insurance agencies to lower their premiums to be competitve with the government and offer more services. This way we can have REAL health insurance from either a private corporation or our government.

    I 10000000% endorse Obama's plan.
     
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    Get cancer after 6 months without health insurance then come back to me and say that.
     
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    You do realize your avatar will make our blood pressure go up? :tongue:
     
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    I would have been on my own private coverage. :cuckoo:
     
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    Only in one specific location though.
     
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    Sounds to me like we'll still be paying for someone elses health insurance in addition to our own (just like we are now), and on top of that, employers will be forced to offer health insurance, which raises their cost of doing business, which means they have to "dismiss" some people to offset the rising costs, which in turn puts even more people out of work...

    Sounds pretty shitty to me.. What am I missing?

    What's wrong with McCain's again?
     
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    Bullshit. It's a sliding scale plan; people making less than X amount of dollars don't pay a damned DIME for their insurance, and someone else is forced to pick up the cost.
     

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