Friday, September 5, 2008
Barack vs McCain - Health Care
With the Democratic and Republican "Rah Rah" conventions over, it is time for Americans to do the hard work of really looking at the issues to decide the next president. It would be so refreshing if we actually voted based on policy and effectiveness...rather than hero status, race, sex, TV ads or sound bites.
I don't understand voters who zero in on a single issue and vote because of the candidate's stand on that issue. Whether it is gay marriage, guns, the war in Iraq, creationism, abortion, tax cuts, or Health Care, there are too many important factors that affect us all to choose because of one belief.
But speaking of Health Care...I found a bipartisan website that can help us all do our homework on a very complicated subject. Check out HealthDecision '08 to see Obama and McCain's health proposal summary side by side with both the advantages and the challenges.
It is a complicated subject and simplistic measures are a LIE. I see flaws with both proposals but will continue to make sense of them and report in EverythingHealth. Get informed...read, learn, vote.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 7:19 AM