Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Candidate Review - Health Care - John Edwards

John Edwards plan seems a bit short on details - I know just a while ago I was complaining about an excess of details, but what I can I say? I'm a fink!

Anyway what's here is good - Edwards wants universal coverage, he wants to make it better for people who already have insurance and businesses will have it easier too. And to accomplish these goals.
* Requiring businesses and other employers to either cover their employees or help finance their health insurance.
* Making insurance affordable by creating new tax credits, expanding Medicaid and SCHIP, reforming insurance laws, and taking innovative steps to contain health care costs.
* Creating regional "Health Care Markets" to let every American share the bargaining power to purchase an affordable, high-quality health plan, increase choices among insurance plans, and cut costs for businesses offering insurance.
* Once these steps have been taken, requiring all American residents to get insurance.
I guess it will be a bit like auto insurance, only more affordable? Or about the same? Will some people have the bare minimum coverage, while others will have good complete coverage? Hard to say.

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