Weiner: Fate of Public Plan Is in Obama’s Hands
Here’s Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who’s leading the lonely congressional push for single-payer health care, telling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Thursday that, without an emphatic push from President Obama next week, the public option is dead.
If he stands up Wednesday and says, “To the country and to my colleagues in Congress, we are going to have a public option in this plan because we need and here’s why,” it’s going to get done. If he doesn’t, we’re going to have to settle for less and that will be a tragedy.
Obama will address a joint session of Congress Wednesday to lay out more specific health policy demands than he’s done to date.