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Obama's Real Position on Government Healthcare
 
Back in last year's campaign, the media actually called Obama out on his changing position on Single Payer Healthcare. He suggested that the video the Clinton campaign posted of his statements in 2003, was somehow taken out of context. However, the context of what he said in January 2008 and what he said in 2003 (both shown below) support the Clinton campaign's charges and reveal his true interest in establishing universal government controlled single-payer healthcare. 
According to the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings thesauraus, single-payer healthcare is defined as:
An approach to health care financing with only one source of money for paying health care providers. The scope may be national, like the Canadian system, state-wide, or community-based. The payer may be a governmental unit or other entity such as an insurance company. The proposed advantages include administrative simplicity for patients and providers, and resulting significant savings in overhead costs.
While Obama has an interest in accommodating private healthcare in the short-term (primarily to gain acceptance of his healthcare plan and partly out of 
temporary logistical necessity), he has no long-term interest in it. Indeed, he knows it will be squeezed out of existence, as the private sector will not be able to compete with the federally funded public one.
 
As their clients are lured to 'lower cost' government care, the private industry will collapse. And, without competition, there is no motivation to provide a quality product. Undoubtedly, as has happened in other countries that have gone this route before us, the public will become grossly dissatisfied with the realities of public healthcare. But by then, even if they can afford it, there will be no private insurers or providers to return to. The American public must not be deceived.

Give the government control over your health and you give them control over your very life.
Do you want the government deciding whether or not your life is worth saving?
In 2008 when debating before the American public Obama said...
 
 
but in 2003 when addressing the AFL-CIO he said...
 
 
“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”
 

Opposition to single-payer healthcare, like opposition to many of Obama's programs is fiscally, morally and reality-based.
A population educated by facts--not feelings--is critical to preservation of our freedoms. An uneducated public is easily fooled into becoming slaves of its government. To be dependent on government is to be owned by it.