By now, many of us have seen the youtube video or read the Drudge Report headline “SHOCK UNCOVERED: Obama IN HIS OWN WORDS saying His Health Care Plan will ELIMINATE private insurance.” The White House has responded with their own video saying that the video was basically a mishmosh of Obama’s words taken out of context (Let them be clear!). Since those news people online seem to do better investigative reporting that other new outlines that will remain un-named, you may see the unaltered version of Obama message here.
It’s pretty clear that what the White House is saying is not the same as its intentions. Who should be upset about all of this? Should it be those who feel that insurance companies, while not perfect, should continue to exist and compete against each other (and not the government) for customers? Or should it be those who feel that single-payer (Govt paid) insurance is where we need to be?