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Gaps in Obama's Health Proposals

September 11, 2009

In an address to Congress, President Obama waxed eloquent about the need for affordable health care, but suggested that a non-profit “public option” might be optional for a Democratic health reform bill and could be triggered only many years into the future.

David Swanson of and author of a new book Daybreak says Obama’s vision of a revamped health system might well leave insurance companies in a dominant position with health care still considered a profitable commodity for corporations, not a human right for all Americans.

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Swanson criticizes Obama for taking his strongest stand against the prospect that a health care bill might add to the federal deficit, when Obama has continued spending on the Iraq and Afghan wars and pushed through the largest military spending bill in world history. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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