Parties’ split most apparent on healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 21, 2008
Some of the sharpest differences in this year's presidential campaign involve healthcare. While the Democratic candidates want to use government as a lever to aid the 47 million uninsured U.S. residents, Sen. John McCain would rely much more heavily on the free market. The Democrats' priority is to cover all, or nearly all, the uninsured. Both Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama would have government set up a marketplace where people could buy coverage from private companies or the government, with subsidies for lower-income earners.