While today’s Mothers of Intention post was not written for PunditMom, former John Edwards staffer Tracy Russo alerted me to it.
Elizabeth Edwards is speaking out about the health care proposal of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
Over the weekend, she criticized it when speaking to a group of journalists. Now Elizabeth Edwards has written an open letter to John McCain at The Wonk Room blog taking him to task for a proposal that she says would not cover her pre-existing condition (breast cancer) or McCain’s (skin cancer).
While neither Edwards nor McCain have to worry about their personal health insurance, the point is a powerful one. What would happen to my mom, another cancer survivor, if she couldn’t keep the policy she and my dad have now? What would happen to my many friends who have fought breast cancer and lymphoma? We’ve all got friends and family who for one medical condition or another would be out of luck under McCain’s plan.
Take a minute to read her short, yet powerful, explanation of who would lose under McCain’s health care plan.
As I wrote yesterday over at MOMocrats blog, Elizabeth Edwards has her finger on the pulse of the health care plans of the remaining Big Three. Aside from health care being a personal issue for her, her husband John Edwards was the first Democratic presidential contender to come out with a comprehensive proposal that would have covered every American.
While the Edwards aren’t endorsing a candidate for president at this point, it’s great to know that they haven’t given up on fighting for quality health care for all of us.