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Presidential candidates’ health plans

As a service to our readers, we’ve compiled all the presidential candidates’ health plans in one place for you to easily access. Soon, we’ll have a section of the TCHB devoted to the presidential race and health reform.

Click on the candidate to see his or her full plan for health reform.

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As the race carries on, we’ll bring you updated analysis from the candidate’s health advisers, left – and right-leaning wonks and THCB contributors.

Also here is the Kaiser Network’s side-by-side comparison of the current candidates’ plans for quick reference.

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Robert Laszewski’s nonpartisan analysis of each candidate’s plan previously posted on THCB are here:

If you’re interested in seeing health reform plans of the candidates who dropped out of the race, here’s the Kaiser Network’s side-by-side comparison.

 

 

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Xia Lor

by reading this about the social security issues, i feel that the government is expecting a lot more of us to work more and longer in order to have an “average person” to collect SS benefits and with this issue, its the 12 years longer to collect the benefits than the program would have them do. just like this quote says, -“That means that the “average person” now is expected to collect Social Security benefits for about 12 years, that is about 12 years longer than the average person was expected to collect benefits when the program was invented. Now… Read more »

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Democrats, Social Security and Our Health Care System. Democrats always point to Social Security as a great accomplishment, but it is always on the verge of total collapse. Every couple of years congress is forced to “fix it” by adding more tax money, decreasing benefits or raising the age of eligibility for benefits or some combination. The problem is, when the program was started the average lifespan of an American Citizen was around 65 years, and the age you needed to reach to collect Social Security was around 65 years. Meaning the “average person” would not live to collect Social… Read more »

John Saarikko
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John Saarikko

Nice try jd but no cigar. Just go and read on my web site the 10-K filing by UnitedHealth Group. Hit the NCL tab (Non Contributing Layer)and you will clearly see where the problem is. And this is not even opinion but in their own words to the SEC. Here is the net result and the beginning from that tab on the site: http://www.universalhealthcareinfousa.com ps: all three candidates don’t get it!! The scenario: You get into your car on the south side of Washington, DC, drive to the north side of Baltimore (or from Philadelphia to Atlantic City or from… Read more »

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Ron, You talk about insatiable greed of the insurance industry as a primary cause of our health care costs. Presumably, you mean that the profits of this industry and salaries of executives are a major contributor to high costs. If you look at the numbers you will know that the evidence is strongly against you. Health insurance profit margins have always been on average below 5%, which makes it a low margin industry. Compare health insurance to other forms of insurance. Given that private insurance is somewhere around 35-40% of total expenditures on health care (the rest is Medicare, Medicaid,… Read more »

Ron
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Ron

I believe that Senator Clinton’s plan is one of the reasons that she has lost the nomination. Those of us living in Massachusetts have seen what a fiasco mandated health insurance truly is and that access to low quality insurance products is hardly analogous to healthcare access. Does she truly believe that garnishing wages to feed the insatiable greed of the insurance industry was going to play well with the middle class?

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Peter

Grand statements but no real numbers yet from Obama or Clinton. Tell me my premium/co-pays/deductibles first then I’ll see if it’s worth signing on to. At least Obama won’t mandate us into an expensive system first then worry about reducing costs later, as in Hillary’s plan. Looks like it will be the Obama “plan” anyway since Hillary is running out of time. Unless white voters can get over not voting for a black president (especially in the south)it will be the McCain non-plan. But it looks like corporate America has the fix in against Obama anyway. How come we don’t… Read more »