Actually, not much new or specific in that nationally televised
press conference the president gave on his health care reform plans.
Prominent top front page headline story today in the Chicago Tribune:
Obama sounded professorial during the hourlong news
conference, often relying on the jargon that Washington insiders
embrace but which might leave the typical television viewer mystified.
Discussing government spending, he mentioned “the supplemental,”
referring to a war-funding bill. He used the word “incentivize” again
The purpose of the news conference was to regain momentum for a
major change in the health-care system, one of Obama’s signature issues
in the 2008 presidential race.
One of the ways he tried was by claiming support from big medicine. Some false claims.