The World From Berlin Americans Want 'Freedom to Pay Too Much for Inferior Health Care'

US President Barack Obama has lost his messianic status in the row over health care reform, say German media commentators. The debate reveals the downside of America's ideological aversion towards government: Americans are ready to put up with an inferior health service in the name of freedom, it seems.
Protesters against Barack Obama's health care plan in Grand Junction, Colorado at the weekend.

Protesters against Barack Obama's health care plan in Grand Junction, Colorado at the weekend.

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-- David Crossland