Obama is neither a socialist nor even a liberal


Last updated 11/26/2009 at Noon

I have to laugh at tea-bagger signs that President Obama is a communist or socialist. Any reality-based view of him and his policies argue that he’s quite middle-of-the-road, much to the disappointment of us liberals. I hoped healthcare reform would be Medicare for all – single-payer.

Health insurance is simply sharing risk, collecting payments and paying for medical services. The nonpartisan CBO estimates that public option administrative cost would be about two percent.

The private health insurance companies that offer policies to private company have administrative costs between se...

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