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Huckabee on health

Bob Laszewski reviews Mike Huckabee’s health care position over at Health Policy and Markets. The net is there’s nothing much different from the other GOP candidates’ positions.
As Bob (and I, and others) have noted previously, there’s just a lot more to the Democratic candidates’ positions on health care than their GOP opponents. Edwards, Clinton, Obama, Richardson all have pretty detailed proposals, while Giuliani, McCain, Romney and Huckabee stick with lists of principles or concept.
There is nothing inherently wrong with either approach, although the public’s high level of interest in health care reform might reward a candidate who appears more interested in the issue. Conversely, the details put out by the Dems may be their undoing.
Any detailed proposal has more vulnerabilities than a ‘policy’ that is limited to general statements.

Joe Paduda is the principal of Health Strategy Associates



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