Deaf & Dumb– Obama Will Push His Nationalized Health Care Plan Tonight
It’s as if all of August and all of the town hall protests never-even-happened.
Even Camille paglia thinks it’s too late to save the sinking Obamacare ship.
Hat Tip Nahanni
But, President Obama will go ahead and push for a government takeover of the health care industry tonight in his speech to Congress.
FOX News reported:
Reaching for a game-changer, President Barack Obama is beset by conflicting goals in a prime-time address Wednesday expected to detail just how he wants to expand health care coverage and lower medical costs while signaling to a deeply divided Congress that he’s ready to deal.
And show the public he’s in control.
The president is likely to say that a government-run insurance plan, known as the “public option,” will not provide a level of subsidies that give it an unfair advantage over private insurers, aides familiar with the speech preparations told The Wall Street Journal.
Insurers oppose the public option, saying it will lead to excessive government control of health care and could eventually drive them out of business. Republicans say they won’t support an overhaul with a public option, and liberal Democrats say they won’t support one without it.
Even as Obama prepared to speak to lawmakers and a live television audience, the leader of the influential Senate Finance Committee raced to broker a bipartisan agreement on the president’s top domestic priority.
The White House set a high bar for the rare presidential address to a joint session of Congress, acknowledging the huge stakes and creating big expectations about the level of specificity Obama would provide. The president has stressed repeatedly the broad goals for the sweeping health care overhaul he seeks, but has left the details to lawmakers. Through a hot summer of angry debate, he lost his grip on the process.
More… On the eve of his speech the tide has turned against his nationalized plan.