Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tell Me It Is Not True

White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

WASHINGTON - Apparently ready to abandon the idea, President Barack Obama's health secretary said Sunday a governmen-run alternative to private health insurance is "not the essential element" of the administration's health care overhaul.

The White House indicated it could jettison the contentious public option and settle on nonprofit insurance cooperatives as an acceptable alternative, a move embraced by some Republicans lawmakers who have strongly opposed the administration's approach so far.

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I hope "could" is the operative word here and not "will" or "has". Is Obama breaking another promise and/or caving in to republican tactics?


  1. Well, Jerry... Great minds keep thinking alike, obviously.

    There no dose of Fukitol high enough to counteract the effect of this news today. I think I'm gonna stay away from the Internet for a while, if only to avoid staring at that headline, "White House ready to drop the public option."

    Not even swearing profusely can make this one feel better.

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