McCain's health plan is now that of some Democrats, sorta

Tennessee's Cooper and Oregon's Wyden are leading an effort to remove employers from the health coverage process.

Two Dems Want to Scrap Employer-Based Health Care - TIME
...though during the election campaign Obama criticized John McCain for proposing a plan that, like Wyden's, would make employer-provided health benefits taxable, the Administration has suggested in recent weeks that it is open to such an approach.

Still, Wyden and Cooper's plan is considered a long shot. The political wisdom in Washington suggests that for any proposal to actually stand a chance, it would have to build on the existing employer-based system.
One can whine about the hypocrisy of it, but I would rather see something CONCRETE done about the cost, burden and economic division of modern health care.

- jR

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