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Media presentations of each candidate's health care plans

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"Journal Disputes McCain’s Health Care Claims"

By Kevin Sack

New York Times


Published: September 16, 2008

October 22, 2008

According to Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the proposal of the presidentail election canidate McCain's health plan would put 25 to 30 million individuals out of the ranks of the uninsured, into the ranks of the insured.  With this health plan, it will decrease the percentage of people who are not insured.  With McCain's heatlh care plan, there wouldn't be any real change in the number of people covered stated in Health's Affair Journal.  His plan is to give federal income tax payer the benifits of a health care plan.  In this way, these tax payer will recieve credits for paying their annual income tax.  The credit they will recieve is $2500 per person and $5000 per family.  In addition to that, McCain's plan will decrease the daily regular health care plan.  -Vi Phan-




"Obama Offers Health Care Plan"

New York Times

By Robert Toner

Published: May 27, 2007

October 23, 2008



Another proposal for health plan is to have the employers create a coverage for all employees.  When proposing this health plan, many small businesses opose to the plan.  This controversity created a big change in Obama's plan.  The canidates rephrase his heath plan an make an exception for small businesses who employes under than a certain amount of people.  A final number has not been finallize yet, but will be soon.  _Vi_



"Voters compare McCain, Obama health care plans"

Southtown Star

Published: October 26, 2008




Vi Phan




Bias by Commission:


            -although there is info on both candidates’ health plan, he doesn’t give enough facts about McCain’s

            -only state what the people will benefit from Obama’s plan. 

            -didn’t state many things about McCain’s


Bias by Omission:


            -data are given both not so much

            -spend more time on criticizing McCain’s plan more

            -not enough prove to which side is better than other

            -state that there is more tax with McCain’s plan

            -tax bias


Bias by Selection of Sources:


            -different sources are used

            -always state that “expert says …”

            - give only what representative of candidates said no that the actual candidate’s statement


Bias by Labeling:


            -gear more towards elderly people and the sick

            -families with sick children



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