Mark Crane


McCain Health Plan Aims to Cut Costs to Forestall Implosion

October 11, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain unveiled a health plan today that focuses more sharply on reducing costs than providing coverage for the uninsured.

Medicare Part B Premiums Get 3.1% Boost for 2008

October 03, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Most Medicare patients will pay .90 more per month in Part B premiums next year -- to .40.

Hillary's Health Plan: Mandates But No Government Takeover

September 18, 2007

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Individuals would be required to buy health insurance and there would be tax credits and subsidies for those who can't afford to under Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's long-awaited and ambitious plan to provide health coverage for all Americans.

Democrats Lead in Early Health-Sector Presidential Campaign Donations

August 23, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Reversing a 15-year trend, physicians and health-industry groups are contributing substantially more money to Democratic presidential campaigns than to GOP efforts.