I put in a bit of time (just a bit) on the John McSame 2008 website. Looks like he is concerned about my access to health care. I really feel better now knowing that a 714 year old rich white guy is looking out for me. Here is how McSame is going to fix the “problem” of health care:
John McCain Will Reform The Tax Code To Offer More Choices Beyond Employer-Based Health Insurance Coverage. While still having the option of employer-based coverage, every family will receive a direct refundable tax credit – effectively cash – of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families to offset the cost of insurance. Families will be able to choose the insurance provider that suits them best and the money would be sent directly to the insurance provider. Those obtaining innovative insurance that costs less than the credit can deposit the remainder in expanded Health Savings Accounts.
A refundable tax credit, sent directly to the insurance provider. Hey, how about just making an additional deduction on the tax form?
Under McSame’s system, I’ll send $2,500 to the government, then if I get health insurance, and if that insurance is with a company the government deals with, the government will send that money to the insurance company. So what really happens here? The government now creates a new department specifically to deal with transferring my money from me, to the IRS, to the insurance company. It would be much to simple to allow me to transfer the money from myself to the insurance company.
Of course, if I controlled my own money, I might not spend it on what McSame wants me to spend it on. I sure am glad McSame isn’t like the Democrats.