Election 2000
Health Care

 

  Bush
    Gore
 
  • Would expand health care coverage by spending 75.1 billion dollars in 10 years for tax credits and community health centers.
  • Wants a $1,000 credit for individuals and $2,000 for families ineligible for Medicaid and are not covered by employer.
  • Calls for an expanded medical savings accounts.
  • Would consider making wealthy recipients pay more for Medicare.
  • Backs more incentives for businesses to provide health care for employees.
  • Favors private sector drug prescription benefits for Medicare recipients.
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  • Would expand coverage by spending $146 billion over 10 years, primarily through the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • Backs a 25 percent refundable tax credit for individuals without employment insurance plans.
  • Wants new prescription drug plan under medicare that offers up to $1,000 annually and a new "catastrophic" drug plan for poor seniors.
  • Supports expanding CHIP to include all children living within 250 percent of the poverty level.
  • Calls for a "lockbox" protecting Medicare until at least 2030.
  • Would allow those aged 55-65 to buy into Medicare privately.
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