Obama Crosses the Border, Canada's Single-payer Health Plan

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Barack Obama crossed into Canada today on his first foreign trip as President.  But he spent just a few hours and made no public appearances. Canada’s single-payer system is a model for many US healthcare reformers, but some of the major players in Washington have declared that it’s “off the table.”

Credits

Guests:
L. Ian MacDonald - former Head of Public Affairs, Canadian Embassy in the US, Stephen Clarkson - Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto, Jonathan Riskind - Washington Bureau Chief, Columbus Dispatch, Noam Levey - Los Angeles Times - @NoamLevey , Alan Cassels - health policy researcher, University of Victoria, David Gratzer - Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton