POLICY: Wow, even the Sec of HHS admits it

Best health care in the world? Apparently even the Bush Administration has given up on that line. Here’s what Mike Leavitt had to say yesterday.

The U.S. healthcare system is fundamentally broken, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt. Speaking at the John F. Kennedy Forum at Harvard University on Tuesday night, Leavitt advocated for a complete overhaul of the overly complex and inefficient current system.

Far cry from the President’s words over the past 7 years.

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