Since I'm at an age now that health care is a serious concern vis-a-vis my employment, I give it the candidates the necessary consideration. I'm not going to say you should too, but you should.
What problem? It seems to me that everything that was handed to McCain is a problem for me to have. See, I've never minded rich folks being rich. I'm not envious of rich folks driving around in the Bentleys. I just don't want them making it hard for me to have my Camry.McCain proposes to solve the "problem" of employer-based coverage by offering a recycled version of a Bush's health care plan: individual tax credits of $2,500 per individual or $5,000 per family (indexed for inflation) and elimination of the tax subsidies that support employer-based health insurance.
What this means is that under McCain's plan, employers could choose to continue offering employer-based health plans, but employees would be responsible for paying tax on the full value of those plans.
Not only would McCain's plan lead to a huge tax increase for those who maintain employer-based plans, but it would also dramatically widen the gap between health care haves and have nots without doing a thing to lower costs or improve the quality of coverage.