"We've all heard the charge that reform will somehow bring about a government takeover of health care. I know that sounds scary to many folks, it sounds scary to me too."
Barack Obama, in his weekly radio address - August 22, 2009
“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.... That's what I'd like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately..."
Barack Obama, speaking at a AFL-CIO conference - June 30, 2003