Comments: Lee and Copeland Release Plan to Make Healthcare More Affordable

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I have yet to see the details of this plan. Neither the Lee nor the Copeland websites has anything. Would be nice to see the details.

Posted by Shirley at August 26, 2008 10:39 AM

Right Shirley! That's because Lee-Copeland haven't done their homework yet, as the other candidates have, long ago.

Covering 25% more in DE is not at all satisfactory.

It sounds like their plan is more of the same approach which currently has 47 million Americans uninsured. Also, among the developed countries, we are in the lower tier with higher infant mortality rates, and with shorter lifespans. And Lee-Copeland want more of the same.

Moreover, the private insurance is a much more expensive way to cover health care costs, as the Medicare model demonstrates, comparing the administration costs, about 25% versus under 5%.

What is wrong with this Lee-Copeland picture?

Posted by Perry Hood at August 28, 2008 09:13 PM

"Covering 25% more in DE is not at all satisfactory."

Perry, I don't really want to explain this to you, but since you're in attack mode....

If you cover 25% more with private insurance, that's 25,000 people. Add to that the other planks of their platform, and you could insure about 20,000 more. If you add to that the 25,000 that are eligible for other programs, it leaves you with the 25-30,000 uninsured illegal immigrants.

If you're arguing for full government takeover of health care, then that's just a fundamental difference. But at least now you understand.

Posted by FSP at August 28, 2008 09:52 PM