Candidates go opposite ways on healthcare
USA Today, March 26, 2008
Sharply different philosophies are at the core of the three major Presidential candidates' potential solutions for how Americans should get and pay for their healthcare. Each is reacting to a host of problems that are driving up costs for businesses and consumers, including a 78% jump in insurance premiums since 2002, a Medicare system heading for red ink as baby boomers age, and a shrinking percentage of employers offering coverage. Those factors, combined with the growing number of uninsured, have created a public appetite for healthcare reform.