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Socialized Medicine?

Palin said that Obama’s plan would be “government run” and would mandate health care. The first claim is false, as we’ve said before. Obama’s plan would increase the offerings of publicly funded health care, but would not replace or remove private insurance, or require people to enroll in a public plan.

The second claim leaves out important information. Obama’s plan would mandate health coverage for children, but not for adults.