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Envisioning the future: the 2008 presidential candidates' health reform proposals

Contributor(s):
Collins, Sara R.
Kriss, Jennifer L.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2008]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform -- trends
Insurance Coverage
Insurance, Health
Politics
Forecasting
Health Benefit Plans, Employee
Private Sector
Public Sector
Taxes
Universal Coverage
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
This report analyzes the health care proposals of eight Democratic and Republican 2008 presidential candidates--Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Rudolph Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Dennis Kucinich, John McCain, Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney. Their approaches to health insurance reform fall into three categories: 1) proposals that emphasize tax incentives for obtaining insurance through the individual market (Giuliani, Huckabee, McCain, Romney); 2) proposals that build on existing private and public group insurance with shared responsibility for financing coverage (Clinton, Edwards, Obama); and 3) proposals that aim to cover everyone through publicly sponsored insurance systems like Medicare (Kucinich). The report examines differences among the proposals, and evaluates them against key principles like affordability, provision of essential services, financial protection, streamlined administration, and fair financing.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101468907 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Collins, Sara R.
Kriss, Jennifer L.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2008]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform -- trends
Insurance Coverage
Insurance, Health
Politics
Forecasting
Health Benefit Plans, Employee
Private Sector
Public Sector
Taxes
Universal Coverage
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
This report analyzes the health care proposals of eight Democratic and Republican 2008 presidential candidates--Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Rudolph Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Dennis Kucinich, John McCain, Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney. Their approaches to health insurance reform fall into three categories: 1) proposals that emphasize tax incentives for obtaining insurance through the individual market (Giuliani, Huckabee, McCain, Romney); 2) proposals that build on existing private and public group insurance with shared responsibility for financing coverage (Clinton, Edwards, Obama); and 3) proposals that aim to cover everyone through publicly sponsored insurance systems like Medicare (Kucinich). The report examines differences among the proposals, and evaluates them against key principles like affordability, provision of essential services, financial protection, streamlined administration, and fair financing.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101468907 (See catalog record)