Barack Obama – not that radical

So I may be jumping on the bandwagon here, but I have got a bit fed up with seeing accusations that the US Government is planning a communist style takeover, starting with a nationalised heath service and death panels. (How are sales of George Orwell’s 1984 doing by the way.)

So I decided to check out for myself the H.R.3200, aka America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, the proposed bill that is currently in front of Congress.

Having looked through a substantial part of the bill, I am virtually certain that Barack Obama is not planning a sytem based on the Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) model. All he is doing is ensuring that everyone has access to affordable health insurance, either from the private sector or public sector. Certainly, no death panels in sight. It’s not as radical as the Republicans think.


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