December 8, 2010
Health reform safe, despite election results
Less than 24 hours after the mid-term election, a group of political insiders met at the National Press Club to discuss whether the threat to 'replace and replace' health reform would come true. They agreed, despite political leanings, that it would not.
In fact, I noticed more agreement than usual on the dais for a Washington political event. Health reform was "too bulky, too complicated" for Americans to understand, they all said. This confusion came at a critical point when confidence in the White House was low, they echoed in unison. Confusion turned to anger and led to a significant shift in political power in the mid-term election.
But while confusion over health reform may have helped the Republicans at the polls, not one of the speakers would go so far as to say a wholesale repeal was likely.
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