There's been a remarkable amount of coverage of President Obama's appearance at the House Republican retreat today, but I haven't seen anyone focus on the President's rather stunning admission about the Democrats' health care legislation (Video):Whoa, somebody snuck provisions in to ObamaCare that could interfere with the relationship between a patient and their doctor? Why didn't I see this on C-SPAN?
The last thing I will say, though -- let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we've presented -- and there's some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you're not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge. [emphasis added]
Seriously, this isn't a particularly shocking revelation. I doubt few really fell for the lie that the government could take over a health care system and that nothing would change. On its face the premise just doesn't make sense. This is why people no longer trust the government. They keep telling us that it is raining but that rain has a distinct ammonia smell to it.