Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Obama on single payer universal health care

Stuff lives a long time on You-tube.

... How'll we get the Federal Government to take care of its business?  I happen to be a proponent of single-payer, universal health care plan.  [Applause]
...no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14% -- 14% of its gross national product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that's what Jim's talking about when he says, "everybody in, nobody out."  Single payer health care plan. Universal health care plan. Now that's what I'd like to see.  But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately, because first we gotta take back the White House, and we've gotta take back the Senate, and we've gotta take back the House. [Applause]

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