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Michigan Democratic Party: Rep. Jones, Local Health Care Workers to Sound the Alarm on McCain's Radical Health Care Plan

Thursday, October 9, 2008 General News J E 4
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McCain's plan would tax benefits for the first time, jeopardize coverage, raise costs, gut state protections



**UPDATED LOCATION**



Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.



LANSING, Mich., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the Michigan Democratic Party:



Today at 1:30 p.m. State Representative Robert Jones, Dr. Michael Liepman, and local supporters will sound the alarm on John McCain's radical health care plan. According to the nonpartisan organization Factcheck.org, "McCain's plan to tax workers on the value of their employer-provided health care plans and provide tax credits would encourage some employers, mainly small businesses, to drop health benefits, say experts, and the proposal could eventually eliminate job-based insurance altogether."



[Factcheck.org, http://www.factcheck.org/mccains_5000_promise.html]



WHO: State Representative Robert Jones (D-Kalamazoo)



Dr. Michael Liepman



Local Supporters



WHAT: Press conference to sound the alarm on McCain's radical plan to tax health care benefits



WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2008



1:30 p.m.



WHERE: Bronson Hospital

Public sidewalk outside Vine Street outpatient entrance

Kalamazoo, MI



Paid for by the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee



606 Townsend, Lansing, MI 48933



Not authorized by an candidate or candidate committee



SOURCE Michigan Democratic Party
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