Obama claims that his program is nothing like the Canadian Health Care System
I've said that the Canadian model works for Canada; it would not work for the United States -- in part simply because we've evolved differently. We have a employer-based system and a private-based health care system that stands side by side with Medicare and Medicaid and our Veterans Administration health care system. And so we've got to develop a uniquely American approach to this problem. . . . .
But if people read the government health care proposal in the House, it pretty clearly would eliminate private health insurance. If you get rid of private insurance, what is left for the difference with Canada? For those in doubt read this.