Tuesday, October 28, 2008

McCain Health Care Plan

After posting the last entry to this blog, I almost immediately ran across the following information that eases my mind. The ads funded by McCain's opponent make Senator McCain's health care plan sound downright scary. I mean, who thinks they want more taxes for employees while expanding the wallets of the insurance conglomerations or medicare patients losing benefits? Scary stuff. Below is the short version of the real McCain plan.

John McCain believes that we can achieve savings in Medicare without reducing benefits or eligibility. He has proposed common-sense reforms that will not only put Medicare on a path of financial stability but ensure access to quality care for millions of Americans. Some of the policies proposed by the McCain plan include:

  • Promote payment reform that allows us to move away from the current fragmented and volume-based service to a system which rewards coordinated and quality focused care.Eliminate Medicare fraud and abuse to ensure that nearly $60 billion a year, almost 10 percent of total Medicare spending, that goes to line the pocket of criminals instead of providing quality care for seniors.

  • Ensure that drug premiums for the wealthiest Americans are not being subsidized by the middle class.

  • Promote a new generation of treatment models that better manage chronic care conditions while rewarding prevention and wellness.

  • Greater use of Health IT and medical homes to promote greater co-ordination of care.Reduce drug costs by allowing greater use of generics (including bio-generics).

If you want more information on the McCain-Palin Health Care Plan click HERE.

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