doctor.jpgDespite all the silly talk of socialism in the presidential campaign, President-elect Barack Obama will not move to nationalize the health insurance industry after he is sworn into office. However, the question remains whether he can create another massive federal program during a financial crisis–and if he does, how he’ll pay for it.

Obama will at some point–probably sooner rather than later–launch the most serious effort to reform the way health care is insured in this country since First Lady Hillary Clintons ill-fated drive under her husbands administration.

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