22 September 2008

Briefing Book

MSNBC has a nice comparison of the two candidates' health care plans. Nothing new here if you've been following the discussion, but it's fair and well-presented -- quite an accomplishment given the subject matter.

On an amusing if meaningless note, here's something to add to the list of things McCain has said that he probably wishes he had not:

"Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation." (Emphasis added)
Ouch, indeed. Even the WSJ op-ed board, a highly conservative bunch, can't help but recoil at the inartful phrasing and abysmal timing.

And on the subject of "They like me! They really like me!" Yours truly was featured along with Joe Paduda and Dr Val (high company indeed!) over at the Medblogger Roundup for a grassroots medical organization called Healthcare United. I had not previously heard about this group, and haven't delved too carefully into this organization's details, but I like their principles of universal coverage, patient choice and cost control. I'll be keeping an eye on this group in the future.

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