Experts, Leaders to Analyze and Critique John McCain's Health Care Plan Tuesday

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 General News J E 4
McCain Plan Would Drive Up Costs And Put Insurance Companies In Charge

Health care experts and leaders will hold a news conference call on Tuesday to respond to Sen. John McCain's major policy speech on health care. Yale University professor Jacob Hacker and AFL-CIO political director Karen Ackerman will join Campaign for America's Future co-director Roger Hickey to deliver statements and answer questions on the call.

Sen. McCain's plan would push employers to drop health care coverage they currently provide and force tens of millions of Americans to fend for coverage on their own with inadequate tax credits. With health care costs rising three times faster than wages, analysts predict Sen. McCain's plan would put insurance companies in charge, increase costs and create chaos in the health care market.

Hickey is one of the leaders of a new coalition working to fix our broken health care system. Hacker is the author of the "Health Care for America" plan, which Sens. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards used as the basis for their health care proposals. And Ackerman is leading a major AFL-CIO campaign to outline the devastating impacts of Sen. McCain's health care plan to millions of voters nationwide.


DATE: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

TIME: 1 p.m. ET

CALL-IN: 800-432-7890, code 5562485


Roger Hickey, co-director, Campaign for America's Future

Jacob Hacker, author and professor, Yale University

Karen Ackerman, political director, AFL-CIO

**NOTE: Space is limited. Media representatives interested in joining this call should contact Toby Chaudhuri at or Steve Smith at to reserve a line.**

CONTACT: Toby Chaudhuri, Campaign for America's Future, +1-202-587-1653; or Steve Smith of AFL-CIO, +1-202-637-5018

/PRNewswire-USNewswire - April 28/

SOURCE Campaign for America's Future


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