1. Wow, Sebelius has been the president's point girl on the topic
2. She and Specter got ripped to pieces by a hyped up pack in Philly 2 weeks ago
3. How do you spell S-U-R-R-E-N-D-E-R?
4. That's an awfully white flag they're waving, no?
5. CENTERPIECE of Obamite ambition, the PUBLIC OPTION
6. Bye bye, moment of silence
7. That's long enough
8. Palin kicked his bony butt on "death panels"
9. Took her about a week
10. She did it on FACEBOOK
12. Public option he killed all by his incompetent self
13. Obamacare STILL faces HUGE problems
14. And its Salesman in Chief is woefully weakened
15. Obamacare still FINES individuals, still CUTS MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, still covers ILLEGALS, still changes public funding of ABORTION, still bends the COST CURVE the wrong way, still taxes BENEFITS (the McCain plan), still looks to END OF LIFE COSTS for scary savings...
16. All the above has been plainly predictable to the prescient, what's coming next is frankly foreseeable, as well
17. Conrad is key contributor on Baucus' GATEWAY Cmte, Senate Finance, one of the Ubiquitous Six, the senator who on July 16 got CBO/Elmendorf to testify to the steepening trajectory of the COST CURVE, which arithmetic kicked out the prop underscoring Obama's most basic premises concerning the issue
18. Liberal groups associated with DNC Chair Howard Dean have targeted Conrad and other centrists with ATTACK ADS
19. The LEFT is gonna go ballistic, they've really been STRUNG ALONG
20. And a lot of CENTRISTS have really stretched out their necks for this White House, which now pulls back ITS head
21. Most INEPT pol at the national level America has ever seen
My Way News - Sebelius: Public insurance option not essential
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health secretary is suggesting the White House is ready to accept nonprofit insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run public option in a health overhaul plan.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says Obama still believes there should be choice and competition" in the health insurance market - but that a public option is "not the essential element."
Obama has been pressing for the government to run a health insurance organization to help cover the nation's nearly 50 million uninsured. But he had not seen a not-for-profit co-op as sufficient to offer consumers choice and competition that would bring down the costs of private insurance.
Sebelius spoke on CNN's "State of the Union."
Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota has been pushing the co-op system as an alternative to a government-run public option to help cover the nation's nearly 50 million uninsured. Conrad says it's an idea that has worked well in other business models.