Obama vs. McCain: An Easy Choice for the Uninsured

Reuters has an interesting item this afternoon on an analysis of the two presidential candidates' healthcare plans.



An analysis of the two starkly different approaches to reforming the U.S. health care system offered by John McCain and Barack Obama suggests Obama's plan has the best chance of making health care more affordable, accessible, efficient and higher in quality.


The report, released on Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund, sized up the presidential candidates' plans for dealing with a health care system which has left nearly 46 million people uninsured and many more underinsured.

According to the report, Democrat Obama's plan would cover 34 million of the nation's projected 67 million uninsured people in 10 years, compared with just 2 million covered under Republican John McCain's plan.





Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund said Obama's proposal, unlike McCain's, "tries to deal in a serious way with the uninsured." She's skeptical that Obama's plan would cover literally all of the uninsured, at least early on, but Davis commends Obama for making this "a top priority" of his domestic agenda.

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