Universal health care sounds great and limitless, but opponents of President Barack Obama's proposal to revamp the system are viewing it as another government takeover. The plan could level the playing field and provide millions of Americans with an opportunity to receive direct care, but it would mean those people who are satisfied with their existing plan will likely have to change. How it's paid for is another concern..
In his most recent health care speech in Chicago to the American Medical Association, Obama encouraged doctors to stop being bureaucrats and to start caring for their patients directly, insurance companies aside. He said naysayers and people who think the plan is a Trojan horse for complete government control of health care are guilty of wrongful thinking. He said that a failure to act would result in higher premiums and the further erosion of benefits.
With a plan that would cost close to $1 trillion over a decade, Obama needs all of the support he can muster in order to get it passed, and he likely won't receive that from the Republican side of the aisle.
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