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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Obama Develops Some Substance

We can no longer claim that Barack Obama has no substance, as he has now taken a stand on a controversial issue:

Every American should have health care coverage within six years, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday as he set an ambitious goal soon after jumping into the 2008 presidential race. "I am absolutely determined that by the end of the first term of the next president, we should have universal health care in this country," Obama told a conference of Families USA, a health care advocacy group.

The Illinois senator did not provide specifics on his plan for coverage.


I believe "universal health care" to be inevitable in this country, as well as a disaster waiting to happen. The current system sucks, and contains several huge market failures, but this will be worse.

2 Comments:

  • A disaster? It depends on how it is done. I think disaster will depend on your perspective. Some people will like it. I'm very skeptical that the gov't will do it well for long.
    Regardless, I personally don't like it. Too much socialism. Americans, other than being fat, are pretty healthy, they just have to pay for heath insurance or health care. The reason health care is expensive is that it uses up tons of reasources & people sue for a lot of money when things get screwed up.

    Obama, well, I was leary of someone having celebrity status and being annointed like that, now I've got an issue difference with him.

    By Blogger Scott H, at 12:45 PM  

  • I liked his DNC speech but he hasn't done much for me since.

    We need to look at universal healthcare for what it really is - a corporate bailout.

    By Anonymous Rashid Muhammad, at 10:37 PM  

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