Socalized Medicine: The Time has come
By James O. Goldsborough
Voice of San Diego
ARTICLE SOURCE VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 | Sixteen years after Bill and Hillary Clinton tried to create a health care system with universal coverage, Barack Obama is back at it. He wants to avoid the mistakes the Clintons made, but leaves no doubt his goal is the same: to bring down healthcare costs and create a system where all Americans have health insurance.
It's a tough time to introduce reforms more sweeping than anything since the New Deal. Banks are failing, markets collapsing, economies sinking, and Obama faces a deficit higher than anything since World War II. But it is that very crisis, throwing people out of work and leaving them without health care, that creates the urgency, he says. He thinks Clinton waited too long after his election.
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