Health care is a big issue for 2008
A recent article in the New York Times surveys the health care debate that’s shaping up among presidential contenders. Whether Republican or Democrat, candidates are all acknowledging this as a crucial issue. According to the Times, there are key, partisan distinctions in candidates’ approaches. “Republicans, by and large, promise to expand coverage by using a variety of tax incentives to empower consumers to buy it themselves, from private insurers.” Meanwhile, “The major Democratic candidates propose strengthening the private-employer-based system, through which most working families get their coverage. But many Democrats also see a strong role for government…” We just hope that whoever wins has a plan to address the problems of the individual market–where an increasing number of Americans find themselves shopping for insurance.