The healthcare plans of John McCain and Barack Obama

Thursday, October 09, 2008

When it comes to health care, on the campaign trail at least, we often hear the stories of the down and out who have just been diagnosed with a terminal illness. But under a McCain or an Obama plan, this hypothetical patient would not actually be treated that differently. In order to truly distinguish McCain’s plan from Obama’s, we need to see it through the eyes of a middle income, 20-something man. The Takeaway walks in the shoes of the average uninsured Joe with Mark Pauly. He’s a health economist at the Wharton School.
Guest: Mark Pauly, health economist at the Wharton School

Contributors:

Chelsea Merz

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