Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama today kept up their dispute about the best strategy for expanding access to health coverage.
McCain, R-Ariz., the Republican presidential nominee, and Obama, D-Ill., the Democratic nominee, referred to health insurance several times in Hempstead, N.Y., during the third 2008 presidential debate.
McCain talked about his proposal to give every U.S. resident a $5,000 tax credit that could be used to buy health coverage.
“Take it and get anywhere in America the health care that you wish,” McCain said.
Obama, D-Ill., the Democratic nominee, talked about requiring health insurers to sell health coverage on a guaranteed-issue basis, and about offering individuals without employer-sponsored coverage the ability to buy into a plan that would be similar to the plan that covers federal employees.