President Obama recently spoke to the American Medical Association and offered in part some reassurances that the public choice option would not lead to a single payer and his Secretary of HHS assured NPR listeners that their plan is not a Trojan horse with a single payer lurking inside.Various administration spokesmen have promised a plan that will increase coverage, save money and improve quality of care.
Sometimes insight may be gained by sitting back and reflecting on some recent (1965) past history.Here is food for thought from the Medicare bill.
I quote from section 1801:
"Nothing in this tittle shall be construed to authorize any federal official or employee to exercise any supervision or control over the practice of medicine..."
So how has that worked out?