Tuesday, October 7, 2008

McCain Plans Federal Health Cuts -

I just arrived from Helsinki and while waiting for Irja at Café Kafka (Svenska Teatern) I was reading about the expensive medicare in USA. There are many citizens that don't take care about their chronic health problems. The article in Huvudstadsbladet mentioned diabetes and high blood pressure.

How about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Are people visiting their medical doctors at the right time? There are much more theraphies offered than in the Nordic countries.

John McCains wife had to visit a hospital while shaking hands with too many supporters a few months ago. But what about the less wealthy citizens? Are they looking for CTS diagnosis and a hand operation in time?

McCain Plans Federal Health Cuts - "John McCain would pay for his health plan with major reductions to Medicare and Medicaid, a top aide said, in a move that independent analysts estimate could result in cuts of $1.3 trillion over 10 years to the government programs," writes New York Times.

The Republican presidential nominee has said little about the proposed cuts, but they are needed to keep his health-care plan 'budget neutral,' as he has promised. The McCain campaign hasn't given a specific figure for the cuts, but didn't dispute the analysts' estimate.

John McCain spoke about a town-hall meeting Friday at Colorado State University. "In the months since Sen. McCain introduced his health plan, statements made by his campaign have implied that the new tax credits he is proposing to help Americans buy health insurance would be paid for with other tax increases."

I'll also write about Barack Obama.

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