He plans to do it, however, through tax credits -- $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families. His plan does not include mandatory coverage for children.
Regardless of which candidate takes residence in the White House in January, at least the Joneses know that both candidates have voiced their criticisms of the current U.S. health care situation.
"We have reached a point in this country where the rising cost of health care has put too many families and businesses on a collision course with financial ruin, and left too many without coverage at all," Obama said in a speech last year.
Generally, at least, McCain agrees.
"We know right now that it falls short, far short," he said in an April speech.