Sorry Mr. President, They Are Talking About a Government Takeover of Healthcare
First of all, nobody is talking about some government takeover of health care. I’m tired of hearing that.
—Barack Obama, July 29, 2009 Raleigh North Carolina
Really? I guess no one told him that Nancy Pelosi is set to add a single payer amendment to HR 3200, which would do the very thing he says no one is talking about.
Last Friday’s commitment by Pelosi (D-Calif.) to Rep. Anthony Weiner(D-N.Y.) to put his single-payer amendment to H.R. 3200, the House leadership’s health reform bill, to an up-or-down vote before the full House has set the stage for first-ever floor vote of its kind. The House debate on the amendment could begin as early as September…
The Weiner amendment, unlike the House leadership’s bill, assures universal, comprehensive, and high-quality coverage, free choice of doctor and hospital, and no co-pays or deductibles through a publicly financed system similar to Medicare.
Of course Obama has been talking about a government takeover of healthcare for a long time.