Local campaigns say health care one of top differences in presidential debate

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Beth Wheelock
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Barack Obama and John McCain have vast differences in their approach to health care.

Rock County Democratic Party spokesman John Graf says this was evident during Tuesday's presidential debate in Nashville.

He says McCain railed against the government, but the government is the last line of defense for families faced with prospects of increased deductibles and high premiums.

However, Rock County Republican Party spokesman Tom Barnes says McCain feels Americans should have personal responsibility for health care. He says Obama is telling Americans the government will care for them from cradle to grave, and that it's a right for everyone to have. Barnes says Obama hasn't revealed who will pay for the health care.

Debate Moderator Tom Brokaw asked the candidates if health care is a privilege, responsibility, or right.

Last updated: 10:46 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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