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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:46 PM
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Obama explains stance on health care, talks international expertise
Obama explains stance on health care, talks international expertise

By ADAM D. KRAUSS
akrauss@fosters.com
Article Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2007



DOVER Barack Obama says if he's elected president, the nation's health care business would be beamed into households.

Speaking about his plan for universal care which he insisted is virtually the same as two of his rivals in the race for the Democratic nomination the Illinois senator said he'd get different groups to agree on a plan in front of television cameras.

The process would be much different from the approach rival New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton took in 1993, he said, when "they decided to go behind closed doors ... and not let anybody in the room."

"We will have a long meeting" of doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, employers, workers, patient advocates and, without letting them monopolize things, insurance and drug companies, Obama said Tuesday, during an editorial board meeting with Foster's Daily Democrat. "It may last a month. It may last two months. It will be on C-SPAN."

Televising the meeting will empower the public, making it harder for special interests to operate, he said.

Though Obama's plan doesn't mandate Americans get health insurance, he said it's "pretty much" the same as plans put forth by Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina. Their mandates are toothless as long as they don't say how they're going to enforce the mandate, he added.

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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:50 PM
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1. Sorry, but this clears nothing up...
...it's badly written to say the least.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:54 PM
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2. Actually, I do like the openness he talks about. Let the light shine on
the process!
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Stop Cornyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:06 PM
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3. Thanks for posting positive stuff about good candidates
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:15 PM
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5. You're very welcome! nt
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:11 PM
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4. A sliding scale isn't a tax credit
and I wish somebody on his campaign would understand how important the difference is to working people.
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cuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:17 PM
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6. One minute, Obama criticizes the other plans, and the next, he says they're "virtually the same"
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 06:18 PM by cuke
One minute he critizes mandates, even though his plan has mandates, and the next minutes, all the plans are "virtually the same"

The man doesn't know which side of his mouth to talk out of
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