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Kathleen Sebelius: I’m All For A Single-Payer System…Eventually

Morgen on May 11, 2009 at 2:22 am

I’m beginning to think the Democrats aren’t being completely honest with us regarding their agenda for healthcare reform. By now, you’ve probably seen the video of Jan Schakowsky admitting that the Obama healthcare plan will ultimately destroy the private insurance industry.

Well just take a look at what Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius had to say in 2007 about her strategy for “closing the gap” towards a single-payer plan run by the federal government:

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If Sebelius really believes that the “better cause” is to move towards single-payer, why doesn’t she just come out and say so now? The truth is that the Democrats backdoor to single-payer (the public-plan “option”) is hanging by a thread with moderate Democrats. And they are desperately trying to frame the debate around “choice” and “competition”. Unfortunately, given Obama’s popularity and the numbers the Democrats have in Congress, they still probably have a pretty good shot at pulling this off. But it’s becoming more and more clear what their long-term agenda really is.

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