THE CANDIDATES SIDE-BY-SIDE: On Healthcare

Candidate Universal Health Care? Can Keep Existing Coverage? Employers Pay if no Employer-based Health Plan? Everyone Req'd to have coverage? New Bureaucracies Created?

Bill Richardson

YES - Supports universal health coverage

YES

YES - Everyone pays their fair share. Permit working families and business to purchase covered under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan.

YES - Like auto insurance, all Americans will to have to have NO - Richardson's Plan health coverage and existing systems. employers will pay their fair share of employee health care costs.

Hillary Clinton

YES - Supports universal health care.

YES - Also, allows anyone to join an insurance plan and would bar insurers from carving out benefits and charging their rates for people with health problems.

NO - Coordinates all pub spending across a varie federal programs.

John Edwards

YES -Supports universal coverage.

YES - Require insurance companies to plans open and to charge fair premiums.

YES - Employers will be YES - Everyone will be required to cover employees or required to obtain health help finance their health coverage. insurance.

YES - Health Markets th states establish regiona profit purchasing pools t choice of competing pla

Barack Obama

YES - Any American can enroll in participating private plans YES - Supports an affordable, and those currently not comprehensive and portable covered will have access to a health care for all. plan similar to the one offered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

YES - Requires employers to make meaningful contributions to employees health care or pay into the national plan.

YES - Set up the Nation Health Insurance Excha reform the private insura market.

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THE CANDIDATES SIDE-BY-SIDE: On Healthcare
Candidate Universal Health Care? Can Keep Existing Coverage? Employers Pay if no Employer-based Health Plan? Everyone Req'd to have coverage? New Bureaucracies Created?

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THE CANDIDATES SIDE-BY-SIDE: On Healthcare
Candidate Expanding eligibility for SCHIP? Expanding eligibility for Medicaid? Expanding eligibility for Medicare? Coverage for Veterans? Affordability? Control Co

Bill Richardson

YES - Considering a "trade" YES - Considering a "trade" with the states. Medicare with the states. Medicare funds care for seniors and funds care for seniors and Allow 55+ individuals to persons with disabilities in persons with disabilities in purchase coverage through exchange for states expanding exchange for states expanding Medicare. their Medicaid and SCHIP their Medicaid and SCHIP programs to cover children and programs to cover children and families. families.

Provides an advanced Give every Veteran a Hero's refundable tax credit based Health Card that provides on income. Clamps down on them with a choice of banks/lenders who charge physicians wherever they live. high fees for medical debt.

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Hillary Clinton

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John Edwards

YES - To serve all adults below poverty and to parents of children under the 250% FPL.

YES - To all children under 250% FPL.

YES - Provide tax credit to help subsidize insurance purchased through Health Markets based on a sliding scale.

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Barack Obama

YES - To ensure they provide YES - To ensure they provide the critical safety net function. the critical safety net function.

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THE CANDIDATES SIDE-BY-SIDE: On Healthcare
Candidate Expanding eligibility for SCHIP? Expanding eligibility for Medicaid? Expanding eligibility for Medicare? Coverage for Veterans? Affordability? Control Co

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