Sunday, August 16, 2009

Not the essential element

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNN today that a public option is not “the essential element” of Obama’s health insurance plan. Indeed: there are no elements Obama considers essential enough not to compromise away.

She said that Obama will be satisfied if there is “choice and competition,” and on CBS Robert Gibbs used the same, no doubt focus-grouped, phrase, designed to mean pretty much nothing.

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