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Did Obama Really Gamble with U.S. Healthcare Reform?

March 29, 2010
Barack Obama at a healthcare rally at the University of Maryland. The rally took place on September 17th, 2009 as Obama tried to get the youth involved in the fight for healthcare reform.

Barack Obama at a healthcare rally at the University of Maryland. CC photo courtesy Flickr user 'borman818'.

The health care debate leading to reform in the U.S. has been a long and tumultuous one; with Canada often appearing as a divisive counterpoint in debate: we were the ugly socialist neighbour to the north, Republicans often claimed, where socialized medicare has been a disaster.

With Obama’s reforms now law, the most popular meme in media outlets was that the President and the Democrats have taken a big gamble by pushing through the changes.  I disagree. Over at The Mark, I argue that the real gamble in the health care battle was to sit back and do nothing at all.

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