Make an informed decision…

All of these early primaries/caucuses have made the winter blahs a bit easier for me to deal with. And whether you consider yourself a political wonk or a newbie it would be in your best interest to make an informed decision in any voting situation you may find yourself in the near future.

My focus here is going to be on links to information regarding the candidates’ plans for health care. Republicans and democrats differ (a lot!) in the plans they offer. Variation within their respective parties is less. As we continue on this process throughout 2008 I am going to assume plans may become more detailed.

Generally, comparisons amongst all candidates can be found here (Kaiser presents the information well) and here (HealthCentral’s spicier comparison).

Democratic plans (candidates who have a realistic chance): Clinton, Edwards, Obama

Republican plans (again, candidates who have a realistic chance): Giuliani, Huckabee, McCain, Romney

Analysis (courtesy of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review): Clinton, Edwards, Giuliani, Huckabee, McCain, Obama, Romney

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