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Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Ford has a better idea!
William Clay Ford, Jr., that is, CEO of Ford Motor Company:

"Health care is just out of control," he said. "It's a system that's broke. It really scares me enormously."

Noting that the United States is the only major industrialized country with an employer-based health care system, Ford said the ever-rising costs of health care put U.S. companies at a competitive disadvantage.

The Free Press article doesn't quote him as specifically calling for single-payer universal health care, but it comes close:

Ford called for a national debate and a national solution to the problem of health costs. Without such a solution, Ford Motor Co. will be unable to compete in the global marketplace, he said.

Meanwhile, Atrios reports that Ford, Jr. did call for some form of national health care in an interview on NPR.

Also meanwhile, Atrios hasn't responded to my comment about his links to Amazon while the strike is going on, but I've found several supporters among his readers.