Bush's Health Care Ads Not Entirely Accurate President Bush charged in a pair of television ads yesterday that John F. Kerry's health care plan would
October 12, 2004

Bush's Health Care Ads Not Entirely Accurate

President Bush charged in a pair of television ads yesterday that John F. Kerry's health care plan would lead to "rationing," "less access," "fewer choices" and "long waits." But his campaign acknowledged that these were references to the existing Medicaid program, whose eligibility would be expanded under the Massachusetts senator's proposal.

The ads also charge, as Bush has on the campaign trail, that his challenger's plan is "a big government takeover." But there is no takeover -- the Kerry plan builds on the existing system of private health insurance, primarily through tax credits and incentives.

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