Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Elizabeth Edwards: McCain’s health plan ‘shows he is completely out of touch’ with reality.

By Ali Frick  

"Elizabeth Edwards: McCain’s health plan ‘shows he is completely out of touch’ with reality."

Share:

google plus icon

Center for American Progress Action Fund senior fellow Elizabeth Edwards, who has in the past pointed out that Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) health care policies would exclude people with preexisting conditions like herself, appeared on MSNBC today to discuss the issue. Noting that employer-based health care typically costs families about $12,000, Edwards explained that McCain’s paltry $5,000 tax credit proposal is woefully inadequate:

If Sen. McCain thinks that individuals — who are at a bargaining power disadvantage from big companies buying lots and lots of polices — are going to go out and by comparable policies for $5,000 it shows that he is completely out of touch with what is happening in the health care system in America today.

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/04/eecare.320.240.flv]

As The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn put it, McCain’s “great new plan isn’t new or great. And it still wouldn’t help Elizabeth Edwards get decent insurance.”

Tags:

‹ Spurned By Negative Media Attention, Ashcroft Now Keeping His Mouth Shut On Waterboarding

Wash. Post’s Murray: ‘Just wait’ until after the primaries for media to scrutinize McCain. ›

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.