Over at The Wonk Room, the new policy blog from the Think Progress folks, there’s a post that details John McCain’s health care plans. As expected, it’s the usual bullshit GOP orthodoxy: more Health Saving Accounts (HSA’s). Having been a past victim of the HSA scam, as I detailed here, It’s clear to me that McCain isn’t interested in doing me any favors; he wants to reward insurance companies and incidentally drive up costs for everyone else.
I have nitpicks with both Obama’s and Clinton’s health care plans, but either one would be far preferable to McCain’s. In the face of a genuine health care crisis, his so-called plan does absolutely nothing to reduce costs or improve access to care. All it does is line the pockets of insurance companies. In other words, it’s a typical Republican plan.
Update: Here is a post by one of Obama’s health care advisors who presented with a McCain advisor on their competing plans. As expected the McCain “plan” does nothing to solve the real problems we face, and actively sticks its head in the sand to avoid dealing with the most intractable issues. Oh, and it lies about the standard of care in other countries, because apparently you can’t be a GOP strategist and tell the truth.