Obama’s Long Road to Truth on Health Care

Mike Gonzalez /

President Obama has yet again shifted his position on the key question of whether Americans will be able to keep their private health care package if his proposals become law. The latest twist is this: many of you were going to lose private health care anyway, because it’s too expensive, but it will be your employer who drops the private choice.

This can be called progress, if we understand life to be a long process in the revelation of truth, and if by progress we mean that now one more layer has been peeled off.

Let’s recap what has transpired in just one week. Speaking to the American Medical Association on Monday, the President spoke clearly, forcefully and without caveats:

No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.