The wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, has come out and attacked the health care plan of John McCain.
McCain is the Republican presidential nominee and apparently has a health care plan that would not even cover himself.
Edwards, who is a breast cancer survivor, stated that under McCain’s plan, she would not be covered.
Edwards stated that McCain himself would also not be covered.
A McCain adviser has come out and basically stated that Edwards does not know what she is talking about.
She has fought back at the adviser though with a statement.
“Apparently Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a senior policy advisor to McCain, thinks I do “not understand the comprehensive nature of the senator’s proposal.” The problem, Douglas, is that, despite fuzzy language and feel-good lines in the Senator’s proposal, I do understand exactly how devastating it will be to people who have the health conditions with which the Senator and I are confronted (melanoma for him, breast cancer for me) but do not have the financial resources we have. In very unconfusing language: they are left outside the clinic doors.”
Edwards has stated that Sen. Hillary Clinton has the closest health care plan to what her husband was pushing.