Is Obama soft on health insurance? Part 2.
Is Obama soft on health insurance? Part 2.
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March 11 2009 2:20 PM

Obama: Soft on Health Insurance? Part 2

More on whether Obama's backing away from real health care reform.

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I don't think Grassley and other opponents of a public plan would find these arguments reassuring. If the first two are correct then I would expect the health insurance business to shrink down into a boutique "niche" industry. I don't think Grassley's willing to settle for that. The third argument sounds to me more like a taunt. I remain convinced that this conflict is irreconcilable, and that the Grassleys will just have to give way.]

Timothy Noah is a former Slate staffer. His  book about income inequality is The Great Divergence.