White House Pushes Government Option Behind The Scenes

Anyone else notice that the President has not mentioned tort reform since giving his last big primetime healthcare reform address in front of Congress?  Anyone else notice that since backing off of his public push for a public option that he has been working behind-the-scenes to get that policy attached to any new healthcare reform bills?  Anyone else notice that Obama’s promises of transparency have been repeatedly broken as we find out that more and more talks are being held behind closed doors?  The President has been making personal calls to Senate Democrats to get them on board with the government option.

The LA Times reports:

In the last week, however, senior administration officials have been holding private meetings almost daily at the Capitol with senior Democratic staff to discuss ways to include a version of the public plan in the healthcare bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to bring to the Senate floor this month, according to senior Democratic congressional aides.  Among those regularly in the meetings are Obama’s top healthcare advisor, Nancy-Ann DeParle; aides to Reid; and staff from the Senate Finance and Health committees, both of which developed healthcare bills.

To lend credibility to ObamaCare, the President has regularly paraded out members of the AMA, Big Pharma and doctors.  Just such a photo-op with doctors took place yesterday.  Many of the white coats worn by those doctors were provided by the White House to ensure the perfect picture.

doctorsInteresting to note as well is that these doctors were former members of the “Doctors For Obama” organization that formed during the campaign.  So basically the President was preaching to his Kool-Aid drinkers and getting a photo-op out of the venture.  When will people see this fraud for who is and stop their ride on his bandwagon?  All of the attendees were invitational-only guests as well.

It is truly amazing to watch this President work behind-the-scenes.  Or actually to watch the results of whoever it is that is pulling this puppets strings behind-the-scenes.


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