President Obama did a very good job, in my view, outlining in this NPR interview the positives in the health care package that has not been completely ironed out in Congress, but in his terms, is 95% there.
I have problems with the fact that women’s rights, particularly in abortion policy, have been eroded — but as I have written before — I want to move beyond health care to the many issues that are getting short-changed while this legislation dominates and distracts public attention. I want the President to succeed, but this has to get done.
As my colleague Len Nichols says, we are going to be litigating for thirty years what this health care bill means. Just wrap it up, please.
Excellent job by the National Public Radio reporters.
— Steve Clemons