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What with everyone on here offering their butts to him, I want to know what the fuss is about. Ta.
is that he'll be tough on the causes of George Bush
he's banning that, too
That would make alot of sense
but the onion did a great piece before the last election about John Kerry's one point plan for a better America - no more George Bush :D
"A black man is roaming the country asking for change. "Why doesn't he get a job, the stupid bum? I work hard for my money" said one onlooker"
The Middle Classes
Although 'change' is a word, not a policy.
But basically, it's all about the middle classes.
you've offered us a meaningless answer that is instantly ignored
We judge on personality alone.
health policies, but way to make assumptions anyhow.
to emphasis just how gosh-darn right they are: my pet hate.
with "um, no" before starting theirs. Not that I'm wanting to jump on the PocketMouse-bashing bandwagon. You just reminded me.
Cause I think Edwards had it better.
I mean, basically the same plan, but a much better way of enforcing it.
with Hillary Clinton. You dirty lezzer.
penalties if they don't.
Obama says "have it if you want it".
Clinton's for sure would leave a handful without coverage, say 1m tops. There's a huge difference between the two.
of his booklet thing. All sounds good, but I stuggle to see that much of it is practical. Then again, I don't have a robust understanding of the American economy.
For what it is worth, his healthcare policy doesn't really make him stand out anyway. It seems McCain, through one means or another, intends to do the same thing really
"John McCain Outlined His Plan For Health Care Reform. John McCain believes we can and must provide access to health care for every American. He has proposed a comprehensive vision for achieving that. For too long, our nation's leaders have talked about reforming health care. Now is the time to act."
Of course, that will just be spiel to a great degree but at this stage, all the candidates are just talk.
Presidential candidate lies abput healthcare reform during election campaign. Surprise surprise. I fail to see why this applies as a cautionary tale for electing McCain but not Obama
I always thought his saxophone stuff was better
(Before you fly off the handle.)
is that he's making it cheaper, with government subsidies and not turning people down for pre-existing illnesses. how is this bad?
with no cover.
having 35 million moar with healthcare?
That is far too many. Why is a 'cut' good when it could be mandatory?
and feel free to correct me as long as you don't say "um, no", because I may have to burn down your house if you do, but not everyone can afford it?
EVERYONE would be able to afford having a healthcare plan.
but I'm just wondering if it is
Plunging the 37 million uninsured and 29 million enrollees in Medicaid into the nation's health care mainstream will be costly. Funds for this and other health-reform purposes would come from several sources: a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax as well as a 1% premium on businesses that choose to form corporate alliances. Projected cost savings in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, primarily in the form of lower rates of payments to doctors and hospitals, would also contribute. But the most important source of savings would result from the reforms themselves, which would, according to managed-competition theory, use price competition and administrative simplification to wring excesses from the current system.
Oh wait, what am I saying, Obama said if Clinton's plan was implemented poor people would have their houses taken from them and be forced to live starving on the street. And we all know Obama's word is gospel.
because his word isn't gospel, and you believe what Clinton says, because her word isn't gospel?
that people seem to be just eating up whatever Obama says without really questioning it
that's the main reason I made this thread. I'm just wondering what makes her word better thn hsi.
whereas her policy was what she was trying to get elected on.
I'd have said there is a subtle difference there. Doesn't mean I have a clue who's right, mind.
Basically under his scheme, insurance companies will be forced to accept people into schemes if they get ill. So the people who have a scheme when they should have one, are going to have to pay more, in order to cover people who are signing up when ill.
Basically there's no motivation for healthy people to be covered at all. So people will wait til they're sick, bumping up the cost for others.
But assuming that all people will go and get health coverage if it's "affordable", it demonstrates even further how he doesn't seem to understand large sections of the working class.
Not to mention the fact that he kept outright lying on this. All the fuss made over Clinton lying about a bloody plane trip, and then Obama says
"My healthcare plan promises universal coverage" and "covers more people than Clinton's"
and no one makes a fuss at all. Lying about that is far, far worse.
naturally, you really didnt need to ask did you?
cos essentially the other policies are subserviant to this aim and individual policies that might block this, would be rescinded, when realised
you cynical bastard
and ended up listening to his speech on radio 5. He's a master orator and his delivery and the response was verging on an evangelical gathering. That's all that really matters ultimately isn't it.
but a majority can have a say...