Obama's Health Care Speech: Atul Gawande's Take
He did not skirt the realities that this would have to be paid for-that government would be requiring many businesses to cover their employees and most individuals to carry insurance coverage, and that he would be using money from ending subsidies to Medicare HMOs to help finance the bill. And he spoke with podium-pounding conviction in response to the absurd charges that this would involve government takeover of our doctors' offices and to the deeper fears that those charges fed into.
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