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BT Health Expert Meets With Obama On Health Reform

May 27, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Weill Cornell Medical College researcher Oliver Fein said yesterday that the Obama administration is not likely to pursue a single-payer insurance model.

Hoping to avoid rancorous bipartisanship and defering to the enormously profitable pharmaceutical industry, Obama, Fein says, will not advocate for large-scale change to the current system under which tens of millions of Americans are left uninsured.

He said such a position by the president "flies in the face of evidence" that suggests Americans do indeed support a single-payer model.

Fein proposes comprehensive coverage that is scaled by income, paid for by a central public fund and delivered through private channels.

Stay tuned for the full interview with Dr. Fein to be released shortly.

 

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