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Health Care: Public Option Smoke Signals

We are clearly at a very weird phase of this process, as David Kurtz explains here.

I’m not going to pretend I’ve got anything that resembles clarity, but I’m being told by a normally trustworthy source that at last night’s White House meeting, the President referred to the triggered public option as one of the ideas on the table …

The Public Option In Tonight’s Speech

Tonight, President Barack Obama will once again declare his preference for the so-called public insurance option, a cause célèbre for Congressional liberals and a deal breaker for many Senate moderates. But that’s about as far as the president will go. He won’t demand a public option. He won’t threaten a veto if he doesn’t get …