Below is a link to the mp3 of an interview with Albany Medical Center’s CEO Jim Barba in which he defends Obama’s Public Option proposal. The interview originally aired on Siena College’s WVCR Radio Station.
I thought it was a very interesting perspective, and is yet another health professional coming out in support of the public option. Interesting!
He goes on to talk about the viability of a single-payer system as well (waters far too murky for me).
I guess when I’ve thought about health care reform, I had never really imagined that the CEO of a hospital would support a single-payer system… A public option? Sure, but not single payer. He does make an interesting argument, however.
Definitely worth a listen!