POLITICS
10/17/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New Studies: Obama Healthcare Plan Would Cover 34 Million Uninsured, McCain's Would Cover 5 Million

Barack Obama and John McCain are both proposing more than $100 billion a year in spending for health care, but the candidates' plans have vastly different goals, and vastly different outcomes.

New studies from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center and the policy journal Health Affairs suggest that Obama's proposal would eventually cover more than 34 million of the roughly 47 million Americans currently without insurance, while McCain's would cover at best 5 million uninsured.

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