Friday, November 02, 2007

Health care: Just like pizza 

Barack Obama granted an interview to a five-year-old reporter, and explains his health insurance plan:

Crouching to the ground after a rally with 4,000 supporters, Obama briefly outlined for Hadassah his plan to provide health insurance for everyone and to improve schools. He also suggested to the first-grader that wealthier people should help those who are less fortunate.

"We've got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who have less money," Obama said. "If you had a whole pizza, and your friend had no pizza, would you give him a slice?"

"We've got to make sure?" Who's the we? It's really telling that in Obama's mind, health care reform is a transfer program, not a way to improve efficiency of the health care system.

(h/t: Final Word producer Matt Reynolds.)

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