David Brooks in today's New York Times writes:
For whatever reason, President Obama ...has decided to expand the current system, not fix it. His speech on Wednesday, and the coming legislative changes, make it much more likely he will achieve his goal.
Marshall Auerback at New Deal 2.0 writes:
The paucity of imagination of the proposals themselves were completely at variance with the President's soaring rhetoric, something which is unfortunately becoming a recurrent theme of the entire Obama Presidency.
Real health care reform, which would include the public option, is dead.
"Change you can believe in" has become the same old, same old.