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President Obama is eager to see a better approach

State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama
The White House
January 27, 2010

But if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know.  (Applause.)  Let me know.  Let me know.  (Applause.)  I'm eager to see it.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-state-union-address

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Illinois AFL-CIO

Barack Obama
June 30, 2003

I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. (applause) I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.

http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/june/barack_obama_on_sing.php

Comment: 

By Don McCanne, MD

Well?