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Frank Booth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 10:50 PM
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Obama Aides Aim to Simplify and Scale Back Health Bills (Obama still backing public option)
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Edited on Wed Sep-02-09 11:36 PM by Frank Booth
Source: NYTimes

President Obama plans to address a joint session of Congress next week in an effort to rally support for health care legislation as White House officials look for ways to simplify and scale back the major Democratic bills, lower the cost and drop contentious but nonessential elements.

Administration officials said Wednesday that Mr. Obama would be more specific than he has been to date about what he wants included in the plan. Doing so amounts to an acknowledgment that the presidents prior tactic of laying out broad principles and leaving Congress to fill in the details was no longer working and that Mr. Obama needed to become more personally involved in shaping the outcome.

But the officials said Mr. Obama was unlikely to unveil a detailed legislative plan of his own. And they insisted that Mr. Obama had not given up on the provision that has attracted the most fire from the right, a proposal for a government-run competitor to private insurers, although many Democrats say the proposal may eventually be jettisoned.

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For now, White House officials said, Mr. Obama remains committed to the goal of insuring all Americans and still prefers to foster competition for insurance companies by creating a new government insurance program, or public option.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/health/policy/03care....



The "for now" part is worrisome, but this article provides yet more proof that Politico is a rag that shouldn't be taken seriously.
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