Obama Sends Unambiguous Message Re: Healthcare — PASS IT NOW



“So just in case there’s any confusion out there, let me be clear. I am not going to walk away from health insurance reform. I’m not going to walk away from the American people. I’m not going to walk away from this challenge. I’m not going to walk away from any challenge. We’re moving forward.”

His voice rising, he added: “We are moving forward!” [snip]

“Yes, we could continue to ignore the growing burden of the runaway cost of healthcare,” said Obama, wearing a suit jacket but no tie. “The easiest thing to do right now would be to just say, ‘Ah, this is too hard. Let’s just regroup and lick our wounds and try to hang on.’

“We’ve had a long and difficult debate on healthcare and there are some, maybe even the majority in this town, who say, perhaps it’s time to walk away,” the president told his party. “But here’s the thing, Democrats. If we walk away we know what will happen. We know that premiums and out-of-pocket expenses will skyrocket this decade and the decade after that, and the decade after that.”

Xpostfactoid via Andrew Sullivan