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Friday, January 7, 2011

Will We Move To Single-Payer Health Care?

Photo: Naples, Italy

Conservative columnist David Brooks of the New York Times writing on the looming crunch that is coming because the Obama health care fiasco will soon prove to be a financial disaster:

When the crisis comes, Democrats will face an interesting choice — to patch the Obama system or try to replace it with something bigger. The administration may want a patch, but by a ratio of nearly 2 to 1, according to a CNN poll, Democratic voters would prefer a more ambitious law. Liberals could logically say that the mistake was trying to create a hybrid system, rather than moving straight to a single-payer one.

Maybe that was Obama's plan all along: install an unworkable hybrid system then, when it doesn't work, do the right thing and go the single-payer route.

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