His own doctor says no.....

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    - to Obamacare - ouch!

    Gateway Pundit: Figures. President's Own Physician Is Against Obamacare

    Thursday, July 30, 2009
    Figures. President's Own Physician Is Against Obamacare
    It figures. Barack Obama's own physician is against Obamacare.
    HuffPo reported:


    The man Barack Obama consulted on medical matters for over two decades said on Tuesday that the president's vision for health care reform is bound for failure.

    Dr. David Scheiner, a 70-year Chicago-based physician who treated Obama for more than 20 years, said he was disheartened by the health care legislation his former patient is championing, calling it piecemeal and ineffectual.

    "I look at his program and I can't see how it's going to work," Scheiner told the Huffington Post. "He has no cost control. There would be no effective cost control in his program. The [Congressional Budget Office] said it's going be incredibly expensive ... and the thing that I really am worried about is, if it is the failure that I think it would be, then health reform will be set back a long, long time."

    Scheiner, who prefers a more progressive approach to reform, was hesitant about trying to divine the president's motives, although he said he believed that "in his heart of hearts" Obama "may well like a single-payer program."

    "His pragmatism is what is overwhelming him." Scheiner added: "I think he's afraid that he can't get anything through if he doesn't go through this incredibly compromised program."

    Admitting that he was not a political practitioner, Scheiner said he felt compelled to speak out because of his unique relationship with the president and this critical moment in the health care debate.
    NPR has more.

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    We are now slaves to A GREEDY government.
     
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    so obama's Doctor of 20 years does not like his plan because it is not Single payer Universal health care plan AND IT INVOLVES THE MIDDLE MAN, private insurance companies?

    so his Doc wants true UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE....
     
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    Read the article again. It appears Scheiner wants to leave everything status quo, and that Obamacare will fail miserably, setting healthcare reform back instead of forward.
     
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    You read it again...

    In particular, focus on these two lines:

    It actually appears that the doctor wants major changes...but that because of the fact that Obama's plan has needed to make so many compromises (with the opposition) and is piecemeal rather than a complete change to a single-payor system, he would prefer to leave things as is for now rather than fail.
     
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    Say it isn't so! Obviously, this is a man that knows how to think for himself. Remember the old saying, "Show me a man that treats himself and I'll show you a man that has a fool for a doctor." It should be more like "Show me a doctor that treats Obama and I'll show you a doctor that has a fool for a patient!"
     
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    Too bad Obama told the Singer Payer advocates to basically drop dead. One of several examples where it's just the same ol same ol in Washington.
     
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    We don't know. Single-payer health care does not necessarily mean that the government delivers or controls health care services. It may pay for health professionals and services that are delivered in either private or public sector settings according to the needs and wishes of the patient and his or her doctor.
     
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    i know what ya mean! :(
     
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    No. Look below.

    I agree with the statement, but I seriously doubt you agree with his doctor. Look below.

    That is correct; in fact, in Canada the single-payer is the government, but service delivery is all private. That is the horrifying thing some like to call "socialized medice" despite the fact that... it isn't. In any case, we do know that he means government-run health care:

    Obama's former doctor critical of White House health care plan - CNN.com

     
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    I'd suggest you guys read his interview on DemocracyNow (I know right-wingers don't find this to be a reliable source, but... It's an interview, so, if you're curious about what he really thinks, instead of just saying "HEY LOOK HIS DOCTOR THINKS THE PLAN IS BAD SO HE MUST AGREE WITH ME!" without knowing jack-shit about what he's saying):

    President Obama's Longtime Physician Opposes White House Health Plan, Advocates Single Payer

     

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