Obama’s health care plan is actually the most moderate of the options coming from the left. That fact, as well as the ads he ran emphasizing that his approach wasn’t a single-payer plan, scored him points with the moderates and frankly, made him the most appealing of the Democratic candidates.
Pete Stark. The Chairman of a crucial House subcommittee dealing with health care doesn’t think Mr. Obama’s proposal to significantly federalize the insurance market goes far enough. He wants a single-payer system like Canada’s. Mr. Obama may want to strike a deal with Senate Republicans on health care, but Mr. Stark will be pulling him left at every turn.
topics: radical left, single-payer