At one of many low moments of World War II, a breathless young aide barged in on Winston Churchill to report bad news. Churchill responded: "I've heard worse." That's the resilience Democrats need this week.
Posted by Harold Pollack, on January 22, 2010 12:19 PM
Tuesday night's historic Senate election in Massachusetts delivered a resounding message to President Obama and Congress relative to health-care reform: slow down, drop the sweetheart deals and get back to publicly pursuing positive reform that all Americans want and need.
Posted by Newt Gingrich, on January 21, 2010 5:46 PM
I'm thrilled the people of Massachusetts have chosen this route. I fear the powers in Washington, D.C. are determined to ram this terrible piece of legislation down our throats and will attempt to do so.
Posted by Sue Falkner Wood, on January 20, 2010 12:57 PM
You couldn't write fiction more dramatic than this. Sen. Brown's election will reset the clock on the entire health-care reform effort, throwing many Americans' hopes for accessible, affordable care into jeopardy.
Posted by Doug Ulman, on January 20, 2010 11:40 AM
I have felt that the failure to address meaningful structural cost reduction and quality improvement at the same time as he and Congress worked toward universal health insurance access was a fundamental mistake.
Posted by Michael Critelli, on January 20, 2010 10:19 AM
skeptik3: Obama and Congress should stay the course: wrap up health care as quickly as possible (by for instance, adopting the Senate bill), and move ...
AmzgGrce: How about trying something revolutionary for once - Listen to the people who elected you.
This situation is a result of a small group of ...
ACTIONBIAS: Kill the current mess.
Establish an independent commission (that includes experts on health care--for instance the president of Harvard Med ...