McCain: I’m not in favor of a public option

By David Edwards
Sunday, August 2, 2009 10:53 EDT
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Sen. John McCain told CNN’s John King that he’s not in favor of a public health insurance option because he believes it would lead to a government takeover of health care. “[Public option proposals] remind us all of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. So I’ve not seen a public option that meets the test of what would not eventually lead to a government takeover,” said McCain.

This video is from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast Aug. 2, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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