Before Obama Health Care Summit, Plans on Fallback Proposal Half as Bad (HEALTH CARE SUMMIT)

by the Left Coast Rebel

Imagine that. Essentially today's health care summit show will feature the Obamanation featured in a theater of tragedy that we have suffered hearing for over half a year now. Turn on the television, essentially any day - Obama hawking health care. Turn on the radio at any point - Obama used car salesman health care. Dead tree press? You bet. It and He has been everywhere but you still don't want it. I am convinced that there is a solid, entrenched 30% of the nation that wants socialism and socialized medicine. I would wager you a hundred dollars that 60% of the nation is against a medical takeover.

Politico sees several possibilities for the health care summit today:

It could be one of the biggest PR flops since Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s vault.

Or it could be a genuinely clarifying moment in the Obama presidency, six hours that could decide the outcome of the push for health care reform and, even failing that, be decisive in framing the politics of the 2010 midterms.

Thursday’s made-for-TV health reform summit is shaping up to be more like a presidential debate (without the podiums) than a backroom negotiation in which horses are traded and deals get done.

But that doesn’t mean it won’t be illuminating, with Democrats and Republicans debating their differences in living color, not just on health care but on the role of government in American life. Here is what to watch for Thursday:

Yet imagine that there is a fall back Obamacare plan even before this ludicrous health care summit convenes:

President Barack Obama will use a bipartisan summit Thursday to push for sweeping health-care legislation, but if that fails to generate enough support the White House has prepared the outlines of a more modest plan.

His leading alternate approach would provide health insurance to perhaps 15 million Americans, about half what the comprehensive bill would cover, according to two people familiar with the planning.

Read the rest here at WSJ, via Memeorandum

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