W elcome to the Campaign Trail, a new ACP Internist column covering health care issues in the 2008 presidential campaign. ... To find out, I decided to check out the campaign Web sites of six top candidates (the three Democrats and three Republicans who
Session on the presidential candidates' platforms. More details in the July edition of the Campaign Trail column, but just to give you a quick glimpse of the session with reps from ... Heartiest laughter: Whitney Addington, who represented the Obama
QD: News Every Day--Political haymaking in the middle of winter. Repealing health care reform has become a way of stockpiling ammunition for the campaign trail. ... The House's quixotic vote would then promptly die in the Democrat-held Senate.
Barack Obama and 30% for Sen. McCain. Presumably, as the campaign moves forward, Sen. ... McCain will release more details. For information on his opponents' plans, check back next month, when the Campaign Trail will conduct a similar analysis of the
Barack Obama and John McCain: abortion. For most of the campaign, the candidates have steered away from discussion of the issue, preferring to focus on the war and the economy. ... Because the election is so near, this will be the last edition of the
Employer-based coverage is the backbone of the current U.S. health insurance system. ... E mployer-based coverage is the backbone of the current U.S. health insurance system.
The health care plans of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are almost identical. ... So what is the priority in creating a new health care coverage system?
costs. As with almost every issue in this campaign, the real divisions on this subject are between Democrats and Republicans. ... If you want to know even more about campaign donations, like which candidates your neighbors support (yes, it's really on
The disadvantage, as Sen. John McCain's campaign learned at Internal Medicine 2008, is that the other party may double-team you. ... Addington, MACP, spoke on behalf of Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, and another physician, Irwin Redlener, MD, of the
Senior writer Jessica Berthold explores the sometimes rocky process of going paperless in a small office. ... And let us know what you think of our new staff columns: Web Watch, Regulatory Review and The Campaign Trail.