Just wanted to spotlight some of the blog posts and reports from the World Health Care Congress, now at the World Health Care Blog.
Joe Paduda of Managed Care Matters has an excellent report, especially his commentary on the presentations by the presidential campaigns, as well as other panels. ChangeNow4Health also has notes from that panel. Notes are also taken by jenmccabegorman and ajfortin on Twitter.
With the Pennsylvania primary just past us, Richard Eskow at the Sentinel Effect has more opinion about the presidential plans.
Here’s my basic gist: the Clinton and Obama plans are very similar, and very good. There’s an important difference about the individual mandate, but it’s one of emphasis, rather than actual implementation. But both plans are far from what McCain has put on the table, which simply isn’t serious, and would actually do harm.