Wednesday, April 04, 2007

John Edwards Health Care Plan If Elected President

    John Edwards has developed a pretty bold health care plan which would turn the mess that we have today into a universal health-care system for every man, woman, and child in the United States

   Here are a few of the details.

    • Families without insurance will get coverage at an affordable price.
    • Families with insurance will pay less and get more security and choices.
    • Businesses and other employers will find it cheaper and easier to insure their workers.

     How do we get to this point?

    • 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 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.      Source

Click here for more details of the Edwards Plan for Universal Health Care (PDF)

      John Edwards had a little to say yesterday about Bush's veto threat over the Iraq war ending timeline.

"If President Bush vetoes funding for the troops, he will be the one who is blocking funding for the troops. Nobody else.

"Now is not a time to back down; it is a time for strength and conviction. The President's veto threat should only strengthen our resolve to stand by our troops and end this conflict.

"The Congress should make absolutely clear that they are going to stand their ground, supporting the troops and reflecting the will of the American people to end this war. If the President vetoes a funding bill, Congress should send him another bill that funds the troops, brings them home, and ends the war. And if he vetoes that one, they should send him another that does the same thing."     Source

   I wonder how our troops feel with Bush playing politics with their lives?