Why does McCain think a bone marrow transplant for a child with leukemia is a "gold-plated Cadillac" benefit?
How many people caught this comment by McCain at the last debate:
That's big government at its best. Now, 95 percent of the people in America will receive more money under my plan because they will receive not only their present benefits, which may be taxed, which will be taxed, but then you add $ 5,000 onto it, except for those people who have the gold-plated Cadillac insurance policies that have to do with cosmetic surgery and transplants and all of those kinds of things.
It comes at just after the 1 hr mark http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/debates/third-presidential-debate.html
Does McCain realize that for middle class families, the most common transplants they deal with are for kids with leukemia who need bone marrow transplants to save their lives? Yet, he tries to pass it off as if it's a nose job!
This guy has released a 1,200 page synopsis of his medical records and yet has probably never even seen a doctor's bill in his whole life, having been under the care of the US taxpayer!
He meant hair transplants. Just like at the second debate. I caught the slip and knew what he meant. I'm sure you did, as well.
- average jane
I totally heard that too. My husband and I both yelled "transplants", what's he talking about?! Since he said it in the same sentence as "cosmetic surgery", I thought maybe he misspoke and meant " implants" (boobs). Either way you slice it, his healthcare plan won't work. Cost is only the 1/2 of it...the uninsured don't "qualify" for many plans...nobody will pick them up OR insuracne companies want to charge them 2-3 times what they are charging people who are covered under employment-based plans.
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