from the article:
” The Tax Policy Center projected that by 2018 the uninsured would number 66.8 million without any reform. The McCain plan would reduce that figure by 2 million, while Obama’s would cut the number by nearly 34 million, the center said. ”
” The analysis concluded that the costs of both plans over 10 years were similar: $1.6 trillion for Obama’s and $1.3 trillion for McCain’s. But the benefits were distributed differently. The center found that Obama’s plan would provide relatively greater benefits to low- and middle-income families, while McCain’s would deliver larger financial incentives to high-income families, at least in its early years. ”
As the gulf between the struggling poor and middle class and the exorbitantly wealthy continues to widen, I ask, do high-income families really need more financial incentives? If you own a company and your workers are sick and injured and dying and can’t get health care and still pay for their rent, electric, and groceries, do you really need a break or a refund on your health care? Can’t you wait a week to buy the newest HDTV or iMac or luxury car or leather toilet seat?