During President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress last night, delivered over the din of Republican obstruction, he spent 7 paragraphs speaking about the need for a public health insurance option, and included one in the White House’s reform plan. What did the Associated Press take away from all of this?
Analysis: Obama willing to deep-six public option
This analysis seems to spring from these two sentences:
For example — for example, some have suggested that the public option go into effect only in those markets where insurance companies are not providing affordable policies. Others have proposed a co-op or another non-profit entity to administer the plan. These are all constructive ideas worth exploring.
So, two sentences placating the GOP’s and Blue Dogs’ macaroni art constitutes a repudiation of the public option?
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