November 13, 2008 12:30PM

If Obama’s Plan Is Not Socialized Medicine, Then What Is?

Over at TPM Cafe, Ed Kilgore writes about conservatives’ attitude toward president‐​elect Barack Obama:

it’s hard to avoid the impression that they truly think this temperate man pursuing Clinton‐​style centrist policies is determined to enact “socialized medicine”

Not being a conservative myself, I’ll not try to explain any of the actually wacky things they might think about the man.

However, if conservatives believe that Barack Obama is determined to enact socialized medicine, they are spot‐​on.

In fact, I challenge Kilgore (or anyone else) to read this paper and then argue that Obama does not support socialized medicine.