by RJEvans, Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 10:31:33 PM EST
There has been tremendous debate on which candidate's Healthcare proposal will provide universal Healthcare. The SEIU released a comparison today, which shows only four presidential candidates who have a plan to provide universal Healthcare.
Here are the summaries provided by the SEIU. Check out the full comparison here.
What is even more stunning is the Republicans, who have virtually nothing worthwhile to say about Healthcare.
"While we don't believe there's only one way to solve the health care crisis, voters need to know that there's a fundamental difference between the Democratic and Republican candidates on health care," said Anna Burger, Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU. "Most of the Democratic candidates have plans to ensure that every man, woman and child in this country has health care, and none of the Republican candidates do. Voters should ask them why they haven't put forward real solutions to this issue."
Plan to expand Medicaid and SCHIP to cover young people up to 21 years of age as well as low-income and childless adults. Plan would allow people to keep their existing coverage or buy coverage through SCHIP, Medicare, or a new Federal Employees Health Benefit Program.
Plan requires everyone to purchase insurance and provides subsidies to make coverage affordable. Plan would allow people to keep their existing coverage or buy coverage through Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. Plan also requires large employers to provide coverage or help pay for it.
Plan requires individuals and employers to share the cost of coverage based on their ability to pay. Plan allows people to retain existing coverage or to automatically enroll in a new plan similar to the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. Plan would phase in universal coverage by age group over four years.
Plan requires employers to cover employees or to help finance a public insurance plan and that requires all individuals to have coverage by 2012. Expands Medicaid and SCHIP, reforms insurance laws to contain costs and creates regional non-profit purchasing pools with competing public and private plans to choose from. Plan also allows individuals to keep their existing coverage.
Plan would end the employer-based system of health coverage and replace it with a single-payer voucher program that could not deny eligibility based on health, wealth, or for any other reason.
Plan expands Medicare to cover everyone, replacing private and public insurance as described in HR 676. Plan would be single-payer, allowing only public or not-for-profit providers to participate.
Plan requires that all children be insured and that all employers either cover their workers or pay into a public insurance plan. The plan also allows people to keep their existing coverage or purchase coverage through a new purchasing pool called the National Health Insurance Exchange that offers competing private and public options.
Plan requires all individuals to have coverage and provides subsidies to make coverage affordable. Requires employers to contribute to the cost of coverage for employees based on a sliding scale. Allows people to retain existing coverage or to buy coverage through the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan; expands Medicaid and SCHIP and allows people over 55 to buy into Medicare.
You can check out the Republicans in the link.
Here is a summary.
Provides universal Healthcare
Near universal Healthcare
Opposes legally mandated Healthcare
Does not address Healthcare
Keep the conversation clean.