GUADALAJARA, Mexico – The U.S. healthcare debate followed President Barack Obama down to Mexico, where he accused opponents of his overhaul plan of using Canada’s government-backed healthcare system to scare Americans away from change.
Obama is more of a basketball fan, but he picked up the football and ran with it.
“I’ve said that the Canadian model works for Canada. It would not work for the United States, in part simply because we’ve evolved differently,” he said, noting most people in the United States have health insurance through their employer.
He talked on for a while and then wound his way back to the original point about the critics of his plan.