by Janet Crain
I don't want to see the government in any kind of business. Not auto, not health care, not anything! Being familiar with Civil Service I know how government runs things. It is not what you know, it's who you____. You fill in the blank.
Top Obama Adviser: Congress Will Approve Government-Owned Health-Care This Summer
Monday, June 08, 2009
By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
Axelrod said that a government-owned health-care company would “give consumers a better deal."
Last week, Obama sent a letter to Senators Edward Kennedy (D.-Mass.) and Max Baucus (D.-Mont.), who are pushing efforts in the Senate for a national health-care plan. In the letter, Obama said he favored, as part of this plan, creating a government-owned health-care company.
“I strongly believe that Americans should have the choice of a public health insurance option operating alongside private plans,” Obama said in the letter to the two senators. “This will give them a better range of choices, make the health care market more competitive, and keep insurance companies honest.”
Questioned by guest host Harry Smith on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” senior Obama adviser David Axelrod reiterated Obama’s call for a government-run health-care company to compete with private health insurance and said that a law creating such a program could be enacted this summer.
“In order to make this work, will the federal government have to go into the insurance business?” Smith asked Axelrod.
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