Former Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) made some very interesting observations on CSPAN yesterday. Not only is he a former Republican leader in Congress but he is also a heart surgeon that has worked in Great Britain. Not only did he have some compliments about their health care system (as well as criticisms) but he also started off the discussion by debunking the idea that the health care reform being proposed in the U.S. is "socialized medicine".
ht: Wonk Room
Other prominent Republicans that are publicly supporting real health care reform include California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), and former HHS Secretaries Louis Sullivan and Wisconsin's own Tommy Thompson. In addition, four former surgeons general last week issued statements supporting health reform.