Rudy Giuliani will unveil his health care proposal on Tuesday. His plan is a lot like the failed one President Bush tried to propose. Giuliani’s plan offers a $15,000 tax deduction that would allow people to shop in the open market for their health coverage, and if you have an money left over, you get to keep it. He would also propose tax credits and vouchers for low income people that can’t afford health care. This free market form of health care is in sharp contrast to what major Democratic candidates are proposing and Giuliani points that out. “What we’re going to talk about is how to save American health care, and the way to save it is by relying on American principles, not Cuban and European principles, like the Democrats want to do,” Giuliani said. “We don’t need a Michael Moore-Hillary Clinton health care program.” Giuliani thinks that these tax deductions will give us about 50 million new consumers out there buying private health insurance, which will drive the rates down. It is easy, and has already failed once, when George W. Bush tired to sell us this same plan.
Here is Giuliani explaing his “new” health plan;