Articles like this aren’t helping. Health care reform is complicated, and pretending the McCain/Obama distinction is just a numbers game fails to address the issues of providing comprehensive coverage that meets our needs and regulating an industry that profits by denying care when we need it most.
If Joe the Plumber works for his buddy and doesn’t get health insurance through work, McCain’s plan will do nothing for him and his son. He will get $5000 to go out and try to find health insurance on his own. When he does, that $5000 will cover only a fraction of what he needs, and G-d forbid someone suffers an illness or accident, Joe’s bills will pile up faster than he can say “tax lien.”
WebMD should do its homework and stop regurgitating the same shallow price point that belies the truth.