Barack, Harry & Louise

from Paul Krugman:

The principal policy division between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama involves health care. It’s a division that can seem technical and obscure— and I’ve read many assertions that only the most wonkish care about the fine print of their proposals.

But as I’ve tried to explain in previous columns, there really is a big difference between the candidates’ approaches. And new research, just released, confirms what I’ve been saying: the difference between the plans could well be the difference between achieving universal health coverage— a key progressive goal— and falling far short.

Specifically, new estimates say that a plan resembling Mrs. Clinton’s would cover almost twice as many of those now uninsured as a plan resembling Mr. Obama’s— at only slightly higher cost.

Let’s talk about how the plans compare. [more]

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