Thursday, September 10, 2009
Obamacare Daily Round-Up 09-10 Updated
This will be, obviously, a big round-up today. Personally, I was not impressed by Obama refering to oppossition to socializing 1/8th of the US economy as "bickering" and thought he brought zero clarity to the details of this bad, bad legislation. But that's just me. Read below and decide for yourself.
WHIP COUNT: DEMS LACK THE VOTES
Obama disapproval on health care up to 52 percent CNN Poll: Double-digit post-speech jump for Obama plan - but how relable is the "jump" when CNN polled only 427 American voters and the "sample of speech-watchers in this poll was 45 percent Democratic and 18 percent Republican."? Rasmussen has 44% Favor President’s Health Care Plan, 53% Oppose with an interesting healthcare poll here.
78% Say All Americans Should Be Able To Buy The Health Insurance That Congress Has.
From AP: Obama uses iffy math on deficit pledge
Does Obama think Americans are so gullible? From The Washington Examiner
Talking Cure, Again
Read the Union Health-Care Label. Get ready for Detroit-style labor relations in our hospitals. From The Wall Street Journal.
If You Only Read One White Paper On Health Care Today, Make It This One
Obama's Big Speech: Triangulation + Airbrushed Orszagism. From Slate.
Obama: Time for 'bickering' is over on health care
IRONY ALERT - Biden says congressman's outburst was embarrassing. That's rich coming from Biden.
That outburst is getting a lot of play. A short note on the Wilson outburst And Sure, he was a rude jerk. But Rep. Joe Wilson has a point. More discussion here and here. And democrats do not exactly have a history of politeness and really shouldn't point fingers.
Obama's Big Political Gamble. Red-state Democrats are being asked to risk their seats.
All sizzle, no substance
Is A.M.A. Support for Health Reform a Bad Sign? From the New York Times (!)
What's Wrong with Obama's Health Care Speech
GOP leader: Obama 'thumbed his nose at the American people;' speech 'remarkable in its arrogance'
Glimpse of our future, not if it is happening now. Drug Control Becomes Speech Control. A federal prosecutor tries to silence a pain treatment activist.
Obama's $900B health plan: Mandatory insurance, public option
Analysis from The Hill Obama speech to Congress unlikely to be game changer
The Unhealthy Politics of Deja Vu. Since Liberals and Progressives only have socialism to lean on, all their ideas are tired recycling of old and often failed policies. Obamacare is turning into Hilarycare all over again.
Obama's Speech: Did It Help Him? An excellent analysis by Power Line
A Telling but Not Moving Speech
Obamacare won't cover illegal immigrants? Yes it will, says Congressional Research Service
Obama's Lies Matter, Too
Obama's doubly impossible claim
Key terms in the health-care debate
His numbers are dropping again.
Obama won't take on the trial lawyers
Mr. Obama's Prescriptions
Stop Thinking Insurance. How to implement health care reform that cuts costs and improves care.
It's Still the Economy, Stupid This could be America's greatest failed presidency
But not much truth to health talk
The dedicated healthcare blog here from National Review.
Reason.tv on Health Care: Get Some!
Where's the Paying Customer? Health care reform isn't serious until the patient is at the center of the picture.