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October 22 2008

Affordable Health Care for All Americans: The Obama-Biden Plan

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Mr Obama is a senator from Illinois. He is the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

JAMA. 2008;300(16):1927-1928. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.515

The 2 major Presidential candidates were asked to provide “a statement regarding your proposal for health care in America.” The following are their answers as submitted.

All across this country, I’ve heard countless heartbreaking stories from people struggling to make ends meet while coping with a broken health care system. Each one reminds me that this election is about them. It's about them and every one of the 45 million Americans across this country who go without the health care they need and the millions more who struggle to pay rising costs.

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