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POLICY/POLITICS: Susan Blumenthal review of the Presidential Candidates’ health care policy

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. has created a side-By-side Comparison of all the Presidential candidates’ health care proposals. What does it tell you? None of the Republicans have a real proposal–Rudy Guliani has made some big statements about turning the system over to consumers but no one else — including Romney — has dared say much. While Edwards has a convoluted plan (courtesy of Jonathan Gruber) and Obama has been standing far too close to David Cutler, Hillary Clinton has only announced half of hers.

Of course none of it matters too much. The journey between here and real health care reform is a long, long one. But good job by Susan and her team to put it all together.

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None have one yet… but once one does, the others will follow suit

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