Today, President Obama once again repeated his assertion that he is not advocating for a single payer health care system (one in which the government is the sole provider of all U.S. health care services). In the past he has explained his new current position by explaining that the votes aren’t there, and it may take decades to transition towards his desired result. Whether or not he will currently admit, as he did here in 2003, that a single payer system is his goal, it is logical to assume from his own rhetoric that he is designing a system that puts America on that path. President Obama may say he wasn’t a “single payer supporter” but Senator Obama certainly was.