Health Care

Another Critic: Obama's Doctor

President Obama has found another critic to his proposed overhaul of the health-care system: his former physician, David Scheiner. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Scheiner, who treated Obama for 22 years in Chicago, said Obama favors a "single payer" system but is facing too much pressure from the health-care lobby to push it through. "He's a pragmatist, he wants to get something done" Scheiner said. "But this time he should have pushed back hard against the health care lobby." Scheiner said he thinks he was disinvited to a recent White House event because the health-care lobby didn't want him to raise objections about the plan publicly. The single-payer system, which eliminates the large profits for insurance companies and hospitals, has been dismissed as “socialized medicine.”