Health plan not well thought out
John McCain is proposing a refundable medical insurance tax credit. Designed to help Americans not covered by medical insurance to purchase their own health insurance.
On its face, the proposal seems to be an alternative, or at least a stopgap, to national health care. Something good for workers.
But is it?
Perhaps its more an incentive for businesses. To drop their worker's medical benefits.
I don't know whether this nation can afford universal health care. Certainly not while spending a billion dollars every single day on a war in Iraq that was never declared and funded under false pretenses.
But I do know that you can't trust big business or the insurance companies to do the right thing by their employees out of the goodness of their hearts and on their own.
If we as a nation decide that we need to release employers from the burden of providing health care for their workers, let's at least do it the right way. There are enough state-run or government-funded programs domestically and internationally to study. Some are more successful than others.
Health care funding deserves a through comprehensive approach. This sounds more like a political rhetoric creating proposal than anything else.
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