Candidate Obama's health care plan was pretty damn good.
Essentially . . we're going to set up a public plan that all persons and all women can access if they don't have health http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=15133926insurance. It will be a plan that will provide all essential services, including reproductive services." (7/17/07)Even more interesting (from the same link):
For starters, Obama's proposal would require that all children have coverage. He would expand the tax-funded children's health-insurance program to make sure that those unable to join private plans were covered. Although Obama would not require adults to have insurance, he would mandate that large businesses either provide coverage to their employees or pay into a new public plan through which anyone without coverage could buy it. Small-business owners would be exempt and would get a 50 percent health-care tax credit to help ease their cost of employee coverage. People without coverage could buy insurance through new public and private plans. Key to Obama's plan is creation of a National Health Insurance Exchange in which private insurers would offer coverage as generous as the government's plan, with new regulations requiring them to accept and not penalize anyone regardless of pre-existing conditions, Tanden said. [Columbus Dispatch, 9/23/08, via Lexis]It's too bad President Obama decided to sell out and lie about all that transformational/courageous/stand up to the special interest crap.
Primary challenge, anyone?