Boston Globe Columnist Jeff Jacoby points out an what President Obama said in a 2009 address:
I don’t believe that government can or should run health care.
Yet, at a 2008 town hall meeting in New Mexico, Senator Obama said:
If I were designing a system from scratch, I would probably go ahead with a single-payer system.
A 2007 New Yorker article quotes Barack Obama:
“If you’re starting from scratch,” he says, “then a single-payer system”—a government-managed system like Canada’s, which disconnects health insurance from employment—”would probably make sense.”
And he’s said it before, as in this video.
Jeff Jacoby asks the right question:
But if Obama is as opposed to a government-ruled health sector as he claims, why has he nominated Dr. Donald Berwick as director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services — far and away the nation’s largest health-insurance programs, at a cost of nearly $1 trillion — a man who openly adores Britain’s socialized health care?
Read Jacoby’s article in the Boston Globe: Dangerous to our health. Jacoby lists a few scary headlines about health care in England.