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The Presidential Race: Who’s Better On Health Care?


The Presidential Race: Who’s Better On Health Care?

51% of registered voters nationally believe Senator Barack Obama is the better candidate to tackle the issue of health care. He outpaces his Republican opponent, Senator John McCain, by 13 percentage points. McCain has the confidence of 38% of the U.S. electorate who think he is the one to reform health care. There is a partisan divide on the issue.

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  1. fasfsa

    September 9, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    nice work

  2. Health Forum

    July 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Obama has the ability to handle the health care issue. My vote is with 51% too

  3. Health

    July 1, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    As for the Health care the President Barack Obama is a key as for he is the person who bring about reforms and surely 51% should increase to 80% as he is better to tackle the issue of Health ForumsCare.

  4. Bone Cancer Prognosis

    May 9, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    the second term for Obama is nearly confirmed so hope for the best health insurance in future

  5. Steven Miller

    May 8, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Now that Mr. Obama is the president, he is doing his best to provide good quality of healthcare

  6. Bedwetting Alarm

    August 28, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Obama? Hah, he certainly knows everything about health care.

  7. Menoquil

    June 30, 2010 at 3:43 AM

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  8. Health Tips Pedia

    November 7, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    I would like to join the 51% as well. Though I am not a supporter of him politically, but i believe he has all the qualities to handle the situation efficiently.

  9. Drew Ade

    September 28, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    I pretty much totally agree with this. 😛

  10. Rehab

    September 27, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    I’m writing as someone you called “a good guy with whom I almost never agree” to say . . . I agree with you.

    Massachusetts has an opportunity to propose major changes to how Medicare and other payers reimburse for services.

    Section 44 of Chapter 305, the cost control bill, sets up a small commission, modeled on the pool commission you chaired in 1997, to recommend a common payment methodology across all public and private payers, including a plan for the commonwealth to seek a Medicare waiver to include Medicare in the common payment system.

    According to the law, the payment model “(i) shall examine payment methodologies and purchasing strategies, including, but not limited to, alternatives to fee-for-service models such as blended capitation rates, episodes-of-care payments, medical home models, and global budgets; pay-for-performance programs; tiering of providers; and evidence-based purchasing strategies, (ii) recommend a common transparent payment methodology that promotes coordination of care and chronic disease management; rewards primary care physicians for improving health outcomes; reduces waste and duplication in clinical care; decreases unnecessary hospitalizations and use of ancillary services; and provides appropriate reimbursement for investment in health information technology that reduces medical errors and enables coordination of care.”

    In other words, what you said.

    We think a President Obama or McCain would be interested in letting a state try out a new model of Medicare reimbursement.

    The Commission was supposed to be up and running by Sept. 15, and we hear they are still going through the steps needed to name the parties. We’re hoping they can quickly get this on track to do the hard work required.

    Also, section 38 of the law directs EOHHS to maximize enrollment in dual eligible plans, such as SCOs, for people with both Medicare and Medicaid, in order to coordinate care better for people who face a complex push-pull from 2 different programs.

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