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Side-by-Side Health-Care Plan Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison of Clinton, Obama Health Care Plans

Clinton
Obama
Health plan on Web site Yes Yes
Universal Care
Market-based element Individuals and business could buy into federal health plans National health insurance exchange for individuals or businesses to buy insurance
Federal element Extends medicare or federal employee health benefit plan to uninsured N/A
State element N/A Would build on state health care reform
Mandates
Individual Yes Mandatory coverage of all children
Employer Yes Yes, some small businesses would be exempt
Insurers Yes -- could not deny coverage; Cuts Medicare overpayments to private insurers; Profit caps for insurers Yes -- could not deny coverage; Cuts Medicare overpayments to private insurers; Profit caps for insurers
Health Care Tax Policy
Individual Tax credits; Low-income subsidies Subsidies for families that earn too much for Medicaid and childrens health insurance plan
Employer Tax credits for small businesses; Cuts business tax exemption for high-end plans for workers earning over $250,000 N/A
Health Coverage Reform
Health Care I.T. Promotes electronic medical records Phased in requirement of electronic medical records
Preventive Care Promotes disease management Promotes disease management
Pharma
Funding Innovation N/A Allows drug reimportation; Repeals ban on government negotiating prices with drug industry
Health Care Legal Reform
Malpractice N/A Promotes "new models for addressing physician errors"

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