Friday, November 16, 2007

John Edwards: Pass Universal Healthcare by July 2009 Congress, or You Will Loose Yours.

A new ad by the John Edwards Campaign

Edwards stated on radio's "Ed Schultz Show ":

"I'm going to go as president into their congressional district, into their Senate states and say your senator or your congressmen is supporting health care for himself and against health care for you."

Edwards plan, while clearly not as efficient as Dennis Kucinich's single-payer proposal, is the most comprehensive among the ideas presented by the rest of the Democratic candidates. It's based on the health plan that is available to all federal employees, and congress.

Regional Health Markets would offer a choice between private insurers and a public insurance plan modeled after Medicare (but completely separate). Consumers would choose the plan that works best for them. Over time, the system may evolve toward a single-payer approach if individuals and businesses prefer the public plan.

See the complete Edwards proposal (PDF)

So, is this ad a campaign gimmick? Maybe. Obviously the president cannot eliminate any of the benefits or perks congress enjoys. However, if true to his word, Edwards could help put reluctant congress-critter's seats in jeopardy.

And maybe, once they are out there in the cold, cruel world, they will be able to sign up for the Edwards plan voted in by their successors.

It's about time we start getting a few results out of our our government.

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At 4:50 PM, Blogger Stash said...

Hot stuff, Blue! If I can't have Kucinich, Edwards is my guy.


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