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The 2008 presidential candidates' health reform proposals: choices for America

Contributor(s):
Collins, Sara R.
Nicholson, Jennifer L.
Rustgi, Sheila D.
Davis, Karen.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2008]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration
Health Care Reform -- organization & administration
Politics
Cost Control
Financing, Government
Health Services Accessibility
Insurance, Health
Medically Uninsured
Private Sector
Public Sector
Quality of Health Care
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
This report describes the 2008 presidential candidates' proposals, examines key differences in their vision of a future health insurance system, and evaluates the proposals against principles outlined by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. Senators John McCain and Barack Obama would place the nation's health system on very different paths, with profound implications for the American people. Obama's proposal for mixed private--public group insurance with a shared responsibility for financing has greater potential to move the health care system toward high performance than does McCain's proposal to encourage individual market coverage through the use of tax incentives and deregulation. According to an estimate discussed in the report, in 10 years McCain's proposal would reduce the number of people who are uninsured by 2 million out of a projected 67 million, while Obama's plan would reduce the number of uninsured people by 34 million.
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:
101486468 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Collins, Sara R.
Nicholson, Jennifer L.
Rustgi, Sheila D.
Davis, Karen.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2008]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration
Health Care Reform -- organization & administration
Politics
Cost Control
Financing, Government
Health Services Accessibility
Insurance, Health
Medically Uninsured
Private Sector
Public Sector
Quality of Health Care
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
This report describes the 2008 presidential candidates' proposals, examines key differences in their vision of a future health insurance system, and evaluates the proposals against principles outlined by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. Senators John McCain and Barack Obama would place the nation's health system on very different paths, with profound implications for the American people. Obama's proposal for mixed private--public group insurance with a shared responsibility for financing has greater potential to move the health care system toward high performance than does McCain's proposal to encourage individual market coverage through the use of tax incentives and deregulation. According to an estimate discussed in the report, in 10 years McCain's proposal would reduce the number of people who are uninsured by 2 million out of a projected 67 million, while Obama's plan would reduce the number of uninsured people by 34 million.
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:
101486468 (See catalog record)