Obama Calls for Government-Owned Healthcare Company

  • Matt Cover -
  • Jun 8, 2009

( - President Barack Obama reaffirmed his desire for the government to create and run a national health insurance company in a letter he sent to Sens. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.), leaders of the Democrats’ efforts to transform the nation’s healthcare system from a largely private one into one dominated by Washington.
A leading conservative critic described the plan as little more than a massive Medicare system, complete with all the problems and multi-trillion-dollar debt of the current Medicare program.
The letter, sent Wednesday, outlined Obama’s vision for healthcare reform, conferring to the two Senate leaders the outlines of the bill he would like to see and providing a reminder of which details are not open to compromise as Democrats seek Republican support.

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