Healthcare tops American voters” concerns

October 8th, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama

Washington, Oct.8 (ANI): Making healthcare affordable is a top priority among most American voters surveyed by the Washington Times.
According to the paper, voters want to know what their 44th president plans to do about rising health costs and the inaccessibility of quality healthcare. “When faced with a choice, voters nationally would prefer the next president address healthcare rather than tax cuts. Seventy percent view healthcare as their priority, compared with 27 percent who say cutting taxes would be their choice,” a news release said.
Although there may be differences along party lines, a majority of Democrats and Republicans agree,” the poll shows. That’’s 81 percent of Democrats, 56 percent of Republicans and 72 percent of independents.
Healthcare, or the lack of it, is an even bigger topic now than any other issue of national significance.
Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Senator Barack Obamas plans to provide insurance to more Americans are decidedly different.
Some fact-checking organizations contend that Obama’’s plan does not meet the universal care standard either, but covers more people.
McCain’’s proposal includes a tax credit to defray the cost of private insurance purchased by individuals but removes the tax credit for businesses that provide coverage for their employees.
Neither of these plans comes cheap. (ANI)

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