McCain's Health Care Reforms

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Moving away from job-based health insurance and toward individual policy purchases is how John McCain says he can improve the nation's health care system.

The Republican presidential candidate plans to offer tax credits to help people buy health insurance and to create a competitive, national health insurance market.

McCain proposes doing that by eliminating what he describes as needless and costly regulations.

In his speech to an invited audience at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, McCain acknowledged that people with existing conditions may have difficulty getting insurance.

'That aspect needs to be addressed and he was not specific about it,' says Dr. William Roberts. Yet, the Moffitt oncologist liked much of what he heard from the candidate.

Critics of the Arizona senator's proposal say it could leave sick people without coverage.

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