Tucked into President Barack Obama's speech to the U.S. Congress was a new talking point -- that his aim is to get health insurance for 30 million uninsured people, not 46 million.I don't think American Health Care is broken. I think it's world class and we ought to export it. Maybe a start would be billing the much vaunted Foreign Health Care systems for care given immigrants, instead of throwing 16 million folks under the bus for political expediency's sake.
"There are now more than 30 million American citizens who cannot get coverage," Obama said on Wednesday. Back in August, he had said: "We've got 46-47 million people without health insurance in our country."
Why the change?
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama was making the point that under his plan, illegal immigrants would not get health insurance.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Obama throws illegal immigrants under the bus
Steve Holland notes,