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Nobody Can Say That People Didn’t See This Coming

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Note the date of this PowerLine post — just under two years ago.

And last summer I commented on Kim’s ambitions as expressed in his Leading Voices speech.

The only reform that President Kim proposed that has not been previously commented upon at length in the popular press was his belief that a Presidential-level initiative is needed to reform the delivery of health care. Terming Obamacare “just fantastic,” Kim called for a “major effort” by the federal government to tame health care expenditures. He said the nation needed something along the lines of JFK’s call for a national effort to put a man on the moon, or George Bush’s challenge to provide AIDS drugs to 2,000,000 Africans within a short period of time.

Kim stated that he had personally talked to “a great number of Senators, both Democrat and Republican” about this issue. He observed that they all were surprised that the federal government did not already have a national institute — something similar to the NIH — that is devoted to studying health care delivery. I expect that President Kim has spent a considerable amount of time with our elected representatives making the case for this idea. However, in his speech yesterday, he did not say whether, in his conversations with Senators, he had put forward the name of an individual who might energetically lead such a well funded government body. Anyone? Anyone? [Emphasis added]

Jim Kim played us during his one night stand in Hanover. We should all feel used.


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