Posted at 8:57 AM on September 10, 2009
by Julia Schrenkler
Today's Question opens a new discussion on health care reform. How did President Obama's speech affect your view of health care reform? Some initial replies:
"I'm really disappointed. Yes, it was a great speech. However, the plan he laid out is still based on extracting profits from sick people. He began this process with a huge compromise by taking single-payer off the table. Now he's making even more of a compromise by saying the public option is not necessary. And the right wing is still claiming to be offended by how partisan the speech was (a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black). I fear we're going to end up with a set of changes in the system that make only a marginal improvement, with real, effective reform being delayed another couple of decades." - Posted by SteveListen to our coverage and know we're listening to you.
"I am charged. As far as I am concerned, President Obama, nailed it. One my of favorite lines...'We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. I still believe we can act even when it's hard. I still believe we can replace acrimony with civility, and gridlock with progress. I still believe we can do great things, and that here and now we will meet history's test.'
As one that supports President Obama's plan, it is important to share and stay on the message and to call out all that lie and mislead." - Posted by Deb Staley
* Midmorning 9:06 am CT: Reaction to President Obama's health care plan
* Midday 11:00 am CT: Congressional expert previews President Obama's health speech