Do you think McCain has a good health care plan and why?

He wants people to purchase a plan- but what happens when one cannot afford it to begin with?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?story...

Update:

Where are the why's? Great responses so far, would love to hear what others are feeling.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Children have had free medical care all along. Elderly have Medicaid, you cannot be denied in a hospital and McCain is offering a large tax rebate specifically for health care. Although everyone here is putting down Palin, she is a reformer that goes after corruption. Billions of dollars spent on earmarks that go to the UNIONS should be going for healthcare. That is why Repubs like her. The kids on here don't even want to listen to the "issues" and they don't get it.

    As an example, Bill Clinton made promises of healthcare and had 8

    years to do as he promised. Here is part of his acceptance speech as President of the USA.

    Bill Clinton's Acceptance Speech -

    Now that we have changed the world (EXCUSE ME, REAGAN HEALED THE COLD WAR), it's time to change America.

    That’s why I’m so committed to make sure every American gets the health care that saved my mother’s life and that women’s health care gets the same attention as men’s.

    LIES

    Frankly, I am fed up with politicians in Washington lecturing the rest of us about family values. Our families have values. But our government doesn’t.

    LIES

    He won’t take on the big insurance companies and the bureaucracies to control health costs and give us affordable health care for all Americans, but I will. LIES

    He won’t break the stranglehold the special interests have on our elections and the lobbyists have on our government, but I will.

    LIES HE CATERED TO INSURANCE COMPANY LOBBYISTS

    That’s why we need a new approach to government, a government that offers more empowerment and less entitlement. More choices for young people in the schools they attend- in the public schools they attend. And more choices for the elderly and for people with disabilities and the long-term care they receive. - NOPE A government that is leaner, not meaner; a government that expands opportunity, not bureaucracy; a government that understands that jobs must come from growth in a vibrant and vital system of "free enterprise".

    Clinton had a Democratic Congress so he can't blame anything on the Republicans. He never did what he promised.

    Clinton blames Republicans to this day as part of his blameshifting, but History shows he just did not do what he said he would. Jimmy Carter was the same. That's why Republicans don't believe anything they say.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No national health plan works. Even the French have private insurance on top of their socialized health care. Canadians buy private insurance, while paying for socialized insurance and then coming to the U.S. for care. The number of those that don't have insurance, make less than $50,000 a year, is not an illegal alien is 20 million a year. Half of those 20 million people get insurance within 6 months.

    The 47 million Obama and Hillary talk about include 10 million illegal aliens and 17 million making $50,000 or more a year.

    So eliminating illegals from the equation (which is backed by Hillary and Barack) and forcing the people making $50,000 or more to buy insurance would indeed cut that 47 million by more than half without spending any government money.

    Since people pay for unemployment insurance out of their pocket, raising that cost to provide up to 2 years worth of insurance would cut that number by more than 1/4 leaving 10 million a year. Kaiser Permanente offers zero deductible health insurance for $3,000 each person. That cost would be $30 billion a year. Eliminating farm subsidies (which mostly go the rich farm companies) and using it to pay that would cut it down to $13 billion a year. $13 billion could be grabbed from Medicare (in 2009 $408 billion is expected to be shelled out through Medicare).

    That's my health care plan.

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  • 4 years ago

    i think he if John McCain's win he should just stop the war and give Health care plan to all people but i hope Obama wins

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  • Mike A
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    i work 60 hours a week and have awesome union benefits. don't over-tax me, so that some slob who refuses to work can have just as good of health care for no cost to himself...

    btw - a dem senate most recently voted the benefit package. take it up with the dems.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The only good health plan McCain should come up with is the one he and his fellow Senator's enjoy in Washington.

    That is a good health plan. Anything else is pure BS.

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  • 1 decade ago

    npr source, why not cite wikipedia sheesh

    those who "can't afford" a health care plan USUALLY have money for booze, lotto tix, cigs, cell phone, cable tv, etc.

    since when did it become the duty of the government to provide everyone with healthcare -- move to socialist europe or canada if that's what you want. good luck getting an appointment though.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am sure HE has a good health care plan. The problem is he does not give a **** about us having good health care plans

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    do you really think mccain is good? i think he sucks and hope obama beats him!! if you disagree you should go vote for mccain on this site..

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  • Elle
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Personally I don't WANT the government in charge of healthcare!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I hope to GOD he has a GREAT health care plan. I mean, did you just hear who would be replacing him if something - God forbid - happened to him?

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