Obama: "We'll do this by creating a new insurance exchange -- a marketplace where individuals and small businesses will be able to shop for health insurance at competitive prices." (Source)
Hutchison: "The health exchange places all the decision-making power into the hands of the consumer. A state-level health exchange would allow consumers to compare plans at a single shopping point." (Source)
- Portable Health Insurance
Obama: "If you lose your job or you change your job, you'll be able to get coverage. If you strike out on your own and start a small business, you'll be able to get coverage." (Source)
Hutchison: "A health exchange would streamline coverage for families with both spouses employed by allowing contributions from multiple employers to be pooled...It could eliminate gaps in care because plan benefits are portable from job to job." (Source)
- Choice Lowers CostObama: "Insurance companies will have an incentive to participate in this exchange because it lets them compete for millions of new customers. As one big group, these customers will have greater leverage to bargain with the insurance companies for better prices and quality coverage." (Source)
Hutchison: "As consumers are given the opportunity to make informed choices, competition will increase, which results in lower consumer cost and simplified offerings." (Source)
Senator Hutchison is proposing the same health care plan as Democrats, only it is more expensive because it would do nothing to stop insurance companies from denying Americans coverage due to preexisting conditions.
Monday, September 28, 2009
LOL... Burnt Orange compares Kay's health care plan to Obama's health care plan...
Burnt Orange is obviously the key liberal blog in Texas, but they have some funny observations about Kay and her health care plans (link). Excerpt follows...
I have hit Kay before for opposing the Obama health care plans, while supporting many of the tenets of his plan...
Kay has also been for bigger government health care many times over her career in the form of expanded Medicaid and CHIP. She has not only expanded government health care but voted for federal mandates to be placed upon Texas.
On health care Burnt Orange got some of the similarities right between Kay and Obama but they didn't go far enough...