The boss has been calling this one for weeks, and here we are: Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack admitted yesterday that the SCHIP program is just a ploy to get on the path toward socialized medicine.

Here’s the transcript:

“I think there is going to be a commitment to universal coverage. I don’t think it’s necessarily going to be a sector by sector process. I think you either need to go in whole hog or not. We tried to sort of squeeze the middle here with doing children and doing seniors, and trying to squeeze it. If anything happens, it would more likely look something like this: you would extend eligibility for children from 200% of poverty to 300% of poverty, and create resources to insure the parents of those children.”

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