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 …

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Obamacare White Flag: Drop Public Health Care Option Trial Balloon from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius”

    1. Jayne on August 16th, 2009 11:21 pm

      Don’t believe one word. They will reword public option to co-ops or some such thing. They will hide it in another bill that has nothing to do with this death care crap. I do not trust them. Kill the whole bill, drive a stake thru it than I might believe them. Maybe.

    2. Norris Hall on August 17th, 2009 12:20 am

      Enough scare tactics.
      There are 50 million Americans who need health insurance.
      As long as they are without insurance they are going to continue to visit emergency rooms and emergency rooms will continue to bill them outrageous rates…knowing all along that they will not be able to pay and that they can just pass on the bill to the rest of us…and claim the unpaid bill as a loss against profits.
      SM: BULL!!!
      There are not 50 million people who need insurance. Sorry Lib, but illegal aliens do not count. Not only should they not be here, they certainly do not deserve Americans having their insurance plans diminished to cover these criminals.

      YES, criminals. They want to be in this country illegally, they get no perks of this country.

      Do you know how many young people do not have insurance by choice? They are also added into the so-called 50 million. When I was young I opted not to have health insurance. Why pay $5000 a year in premiums when I consistently used only $200-300 a year in medical claims. I then got a $1200 catostropic plan that had a $3000 deductible.

      Needless to say I added nearly $3000 a year to my salary by opting out of regular insurance. I knew many young people who did this as well.

      The myth is that one needs some standard plan. BS. There are numerous doctors who would rather negotiate a fee for cash than deal with the claims process.

      50 million is a liberal myth as is man’s responsibility for global warming.

    3. Michael on August 17th, 2009 2:30 am

      Our President is getting his first taste of going against the insurance industry, which is, make no mistake about it, a CARTEL, no longer the intended business model originally created to protect in an event of a loss, with their hands in all elections, all the time and process as much money as our government and in fact controls many public policies. Currently, what the insurance industry wants, the industry gets. They feel that no one is too big for them. With profits paramount, currently running health care as well as auto collision repair in there unsuccessfully dysfunctional way with no one to challenge them, as well as crushing free enterprise with their referral systems. When US States successfully created affordable government run workman’s comp insurance for business, the system currently works extremely well, with government achieving a much higher level of service at half the cost, but not surprisingly the insurance industry attempts to abolish the program every legislation cycle. They complain about being in competition with the government, but have no regard to health care patients well being, care facilities or the collision repair stores they our putting out of business daily by pushing all the patients or damaged autos through locations they own or have interest in, aggressively via referral systems. Insures are in competition with all businesses they pay claims to. From health care to auto repair. The insurance industry is currently a competitor to businesses and crushes whom they feel like, with no Federal Trade Commissions stopping them. The insurance industry controls the largest majority of claims service rendered. Free competition is long gone but seriously needs to be restored. I believe government should not just challenge the insurance industry, but to do its job and control them. I wish a leader to challenge the cartel, not give in to greed, and win. Mr. Obama, please don’t give up. The insurance industry can and should be restored back into its intended purpose. The insurance industry currently has more money than local governments and is right behind the federal government with regards to cash flow. They have hand placed policy makers in all levels of our government, federally and local. This presents serious threats to our government and should be investigated by the Federal Trades Commission, FBI and the CIA to ensure the stability of our government.
      Politics 101 is to tell the public what they want them to think. The “public support for Obamas plan” articles are noting short of insurance lobbyists getting to work to win.

    4. Greg the Mongoose on August 17th, 2009 5:00 am

      I agree with Jayne, ObamaXcare will sneaked in with those little blue pills.

    5. SUPER DAVE on August 17th, 2009 7:15 am

      NORRIS HALL: 25 Americans are killed each day in the United States at the hands of illegal aliens. obama wants these people treated with kid gloves because once he counts them in the census and gives them amnesty, he will be counting on their votes. that is change you can believe in.

    6. SUPER DAVE on August 17th, 2009 7:27 am

      round the aliens up and make their own country come and get them. we don’t need to pay their way back to where they came from.
      if they want to be here, let them do it legally just as i would have to do if i were seeking citizenship in another country.

    7. Obama Admin Trial Balloon on Public Option Off the Table Crashes & Burns with the LEFT … Now They State “Sebelius Misspoke” | Scared Monkeys on August 17th, 2009 7:57 am

      [...] The Hindenberg-like trial balloon that was floated by Team Obama with regards to taking the public option off the table with regards to Obamacare has crashed and burned with the LEFT. On Sunday Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated that the public government plan option “is not an essential part” of reform. [...]

    8. SUPER DAVE on August 17th, 2009 9:48 am

      if there are 50 million, then figure this, they are working illegally, not paying taxes, not buying insurance, driving illegally, are responsible for criminal activity such as car theft, stealing copper wire,drunk driving, drug dealing on a large scale and for the most part are being left alone while the citizens pay for these actions.

    9. katablog.com on August 17th, 2009 11:06 am

      Norris and Micheal need to buy a clue.

      First as others have pointed out, the “50 million Americans uninsured” mantra is getting really, really old since it’s a LIE. Illegals are NOT Americans. They are ILLEGALS – people from other nations who entered the USA illegally and continue to illegally stay here and consume our “free” services. The Democrats want to keep them because they can gain political advantage from allowing them to vote (illegally of course) to allowing them to make a mess our economy. Plus they can count them in the census and gain a democrat advantage and bigger government.

      Second, this is America. We allow people to choose whether to purchase health insurance or not (perhaps this is a mistake since we then allow the same people to plead property and get free health care while they hang on to their fancy cell phones, cable tv, nice cars and houses.) and there are many Americans that decide against purchasing health care. 30% of the uninsured make $75,000 or more!!!!!!!

      But those that drink IWon koolaid just keep repeating their mantras with no concern for the truth.

    10. henryyoung on August 19th, 2009 1:52 pm

      Why can’t just those why pay taxes get health benefits…how b’out that Obama and the rest of the health care reform starters??? NO seriously, this I could be in favor of, but not just letting any old person that comes to America, even the illegal’s to get health care and our taxes go up the roof???? No, sure, I will cont. to fight this…

    11. Dolf on August 25th, 2009 1:42 am

      katablog: illegals voting???

      how…they are not there?

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