I did see a 3-minute clip of him here. In it, he says three really risible things:
1) Removing the profit motive will lead to better results
2) Doctors are deciding to remove tonsils because of fee schedules instead of prescribing medication
3) What he is proposing is what the Mayo Clinic is doing.
I assume that anyone who hasn't spent most of their adult life on a university campus can understand why the first point is risible. The second is silly; a tonsillectomy used to be a very common event but these days very few are performed, precisely because doctors are using increasing effective medications to handle most similar issues, all without Obama's interference. The last is silly because the Mayo Clinic has already come out against the Obama plan, to the extent that it (or anyone else, including Obama) can understand what's actually in it.
Go ahead watch the clip on the attached link and see if (a) I misrepresented what he said or (b) if I missed anything else.
Update: the Associated Press takes stock of a few of our President's assertions. My favorite:
OBAMA: "You haven't seen me out there blaming the Republicans."You'd like to think that he'd realize that he's no longer a backbencher and that people pay great attention to the things he says. I'm not sure he does. And again, I remind you of Professor Althouse's quite sensible point:
THE FACTS: Obama did so in his opening statement, saying, "I've heard that one Republican strategist told his party that even though they may want to compromise, it's better politics to 'go for the kill.' Another Republican senator said that defeating health reform is about 'breaking' me."
The Democrats have dumped a drastic, complicated health care bill on us and they are ramming it through before we can even figure it out. That's what matters, not the fact that the party out of power is squawking about it.