Here are a few links I googled in the last few minutes.http://www.boston.com/news/nation/artic ... ls/?page=2http://www.marginalrevolution.com/margi ... -heal.htmlhttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/200 ... care-plan/http://www.alternet.org/story/93734/mcc ... _insurance
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articl ... falls.htmlhttp://www.coloradoindependent.com/4380 ... are-plans/http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 ... -coverage/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.http://iowaindependent.com/4542/contras ... care-planshttp://www.healthinsurancerates.com/9-j ... erica.htmlhttp://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?art ... _insurance
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
I hope these are enough links for you.
Granted, I am focusing on the people that have insurance now. McCain's plan will increase the number of uninsured because when they have to actually write the check, many will decide to take the risk not have insurance. Is that smart? No, but that will happen, and everyone will pay for that through higher medical costs. People who can't get insurance because of preexisting conditions will find it impossible to find insurance at any cost..
When I first became disabled I called around to about a half dozen insurance companies to compare price coverage with what I was paying for COBRA and everyone said they would not cover me. A couple of them said some rude things about me wasting their time.
Hospital emergency rooms are over crowed and over used now as it is with people going for treatment that could be easily handled in a doctors office. Add several million people to the pot and it will only get worse and, who ends up paying for the service in the end anyways. Hospitals don't treat indigent just out of the kindness of they're hearts, the costs are only spread out among everyone who can pay for treatment after they attach your income, house and assets.
By making insurance benefits taxable you are guaranteeing the there will be more people without insurance. Why not do more to encourage businesses to provide insurance to the people that work for them.
With McCain's plan if you are unemployed, you aren't paying taxes so you wouldn't get the deduction anyways. Just like now. Self employed are generally able to find a group they can join that would bring there premiums down to what they would be paying after the "tax break" anyways. If they can't, they aren't looking around hard enough.