Initiatives

Obama's One-Man Health Care Push

If you want something done right, do it yourself: “After months of insisting he would leave the details to Congress, President Obama has concluded that he must exert greater control over the health care debate and is preparing an intense push for legislation that will include speeches, town-hall-style meetings and much deeper engagement with lawmakers,” according to The New York Times. “Mr. Obama has grown concerned that he is losing the debate over certain policy prescriptions he favors, like a government-run insurance plan to compete with the private sector.” White House budget director Peter Orszag says, “I think you will see that evolution occurring over the next few weeks. We will be weighing in more definitively, and you will see him out there.”