By William M. Welch, USA TODAY
"A massive, complicated blueprint to have our government take over the decision-making in health care" was the way Bush described Kerry's plan this week. It would, Bush said, "have bureaucrats become the decision-makers."
Democrats' response: Kerry structured his plan to extend health-insurance coverage to more Americans in a way intended to avoid just the charge Bush levels. He would make it easier for middle-income Americans to purchase private- insurance coverage and expand existing government programs providing coverage for children and the poor.
"All Kerry is saying is that the nation has a moral responsibility to make sure families have access to health care," said Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee. read on