Sen. Barack Obama’s attack on health insurance reforms proposed by Sen. John McCain shows that Obama’s not for real change in health insurance.
Obama wants more government-sponsored health insurance schemes, like
the VA health care system, Medicare and the unaffordable Medicaid scheme
that’s bankrupting the states and the Feds.
Obama wants to keep employers involved in the insurance markets,
even though they limit consumer choice, increase costs for consumers
and make their workers buy expensive policies they don’t want nor need.
Obama wants the tax laws to favor large employers who pay part of
their workers’ health care bills while discriminating against
individuals who have to use after-tax dollars to buy health insurance,
making individual policies less price competitive for the same kinds of
policies that large employers buy.
Obama’s clearly listening to the lobbyists from the American Medical
Assn., American Hospital Assn. and large employers who want no change
in health care insurance markets. He’s not listening to people who
don’t want socialized, government-funded and mandated health insurance.
He’s listening to unions and government workers who want power, not to
consumers who want affordable health insurance.
McCain’s plan is pretty irrelevant because it won’t be enacted if he’s elected with a Congress controlled by Democrats.
McCain and Palin are having a tough time articulating their
principles and goals for the health insurance markets, showing they
generally don’t know what they’re talking about and don’t really care
about health insurance reform.