Posts Tagged ‘universal healthcare’

Blowing It

25Mar10

President Obama had a tragically distracted first year courtesy of his obsession with health reform during a period in which voters’ minds were on jobs and the economy. President Obama dared congressional Republicans today to campaign for repeal of the new health care law. Now, he needs desperately to turn his attention to jobs, but […]


Even if it wasn’t the intention of the president to deceive the American people, it would be silly not to assume the obvious.  In back-to-back meetings in the Oval Office and Roosevelt Room, Obama urged uneasy rank-and-file moderates and progressives to focus on the positives rather than their deep disappointment with parts of the bill. […]


Hating It

24Feb10

When it comes to the Democrats health care proposals, the American people are firmly against. Nearly 75% of Americans now oppose ObamaCare, and 25% want reform to be stopped altogether – that according to a new CNN poll. Twenty-five percent of people questioned in the poll say Congress should pass legislation similar to the bills […]


Endangered Colorado Democrat Michael Bennett has written a letter to Harry Reid asking him to keep the Public Option alive. Dear Leader Reid: We respectfully ask that you bring for a vote before the full Senate a public health insurance option under budget reconciliation rules. The letter is co-signed by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New […]


Spoiler Still?

09Dec09

Joe Lieberman’s firm opposition to a Public Option has been widely publicized, and everyone’s wondering if he’s buying in to the new Senate compromise. Signs from Joe indicate he’s not giving up yet on being a spoiler. “I am encouraged by the progress toward a consensus on proposals to send to the Congressional Budget Office […]


No Reform

27Nov09

What does the former head of the Democratic National Committee and almost Democratic presidential nominee Howard Dean say about Obama Care in its present form? “…there’s really no insurance reform in this bill…” says Dean. “I just figured this out in the last few days… You can be charged twice as much for insurance if […]


Shock Waves

12Sep09

While police put the numbers at tens of thousands, NBC News said Saturday night that hundreds of thousands of “conservatives and libertarians” marched on Washington as the Tea Party protests moved to the capital. “You will not spend the money of our children and our grandchildren to feed an overstuffed government,” Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) […]