Obamacare White Flag: Drop Public Health Care Option Trial Balloon from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Suddenly its about choice and competition and away from a public government run health care plan. Obamacare is finished.
A huge trial balloon the size of the Hindenburg was floated today when it comes to Obamacare and the shift away from a public health care option. Obviously the Obama Administration is playing games as good cop, Barack Obama comes out with a NY Times Oped stating why health care reform is necessary, while bad cop Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says that the public option may not be an option.
The real question is how will the LEFT react to Obama caving on the public health care option as Democrats came out on the Sunday Talk shows and prepared their side for some bad news? Democrat Kent Conrad had said today that the public health care plan was dead.
Hat Tip: Hot Air
The Politico has more video of Obama Administration officials signaling that they are ready to waive the white flag of surrender and drop the government run public plan.
President Barack Obama and his top aides are signaling that they’re prepared to drop a government insurance option from a final health-reform deal if that’s what’s needed to strike a compromise on Obama’s top legislative priority.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that the public option was “not the essential element” of the overhaul. A day earlier, Obama downplayed the public option during a Colorado town hall meeting, saying it was “just one sliver” of the debate.
He even chided Democratic supporters and Republican critics for becoming “so fixated on this that they forget everything else” — a dig at some liberals in his own party who have made the public option the main rallying cry of the health reform debate.
More from CNN, State of the Union below of the President claiming that the public option was not the entirety of the issue. Obama once referred to this as critical that the public option compete with private insurance. Obama has done a 180 now that it is a loser! However, how will House Democrats and liberal Nancy Pelosi react to this news? Maybe she will refer to Ohama as a Nazi or disrupter?
Get Ready LEFT, your Obamamessiah is waiving the white flag
Make no mistake out it, the public health care single payer system was his agenda; however, the American people rejected his socialism. This is what Obama wanted all along …