Obama and McCain's health plans @ L.A. Times

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. ”

from me:

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?

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I am a logical, open-minded, liberal, progressive, radical, green, independent individual living in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, amongst apparently brainwashed conservative southern Baptist Republican zombies. I'm tired of the lies of the government and their media mouthpieces and their corporate masters. I'm tired of the cheating and the stealing and the killing. I'm ready for the future. But the only way we are going to fix things is to all band together and say NO MORE! We have to start punishing the rich white collar criminals as harshly as the poor black blue-collar criminals, if not more so. And I'm tired of cults (AKA religions). They are dangerous, divisive, and delusional. We should evolve past religions towards a global humanitarian ethics. We should move away from a new world order and get back to city states with local democracy, power, food, and water.

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