Second Obama Mailer Slams Clinton Health Care Plan
Today I received the second glossy 8 1/2" by 11" mailer from the Obama for America campaign attacking Hillary Clinton in Ohio, this time zeroing in on her universal health are proposal (additional images after the break):
This attack has been aired previously. Clinton's campaign site has disputed the garnishing of wages claim in the past, although this mailer has newer supporting sources. She has more recently disputed the claim that Obama's plan reduces costs more than Clinton's plan. And Clinton regards it as misleading for Obama to fail to state in such materials that her plan seeks to mandate universal coverage, while she estimates that his plan would leave as many as 15 million uninsured.
Experts and advocates have debated the merits of the two plans, which are quite close in many ways but differ in some. Here are some resources: Wisconsin activist Robert Kraig writing in The Capital Times today, Paul Krugman's much-discussed column in the New York Times earlier this month, and an examination of all candidates' plans in the Washington Post a few days ago by Craig Stoltz, a former editor of Health.