http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/health/policy/21health.html “I would advise that we try to move quickly to coalesce around those elements of the package that people agree on,” Mr. Obama said in an interview on ABC News, notably leaving near-universal insurance coverage off his list of core goals. “We know that we need insurance reform, that the health insurance companies are taking advantage of people,” Mr. Obama said. “We know that we have to have some form of cost containment because if we don’t, then our budgets are going to blow up, and we know that small businesses are going to need help so that they can provide health insurance to their families. Those are the core, some of the core elements to this bill.” ---- I think it's safe to say that the current Bill is Dead, D-E-D, Dead. I think Obama learned a lesson on Tuesday night and Wednesday. America is obviously concerned about health care, but Americans are afraid of a massive bill that they can't understand. A pared down bill, that's designed to START the reform of health care in America - is something that I think can win the support of most Americans, forcing the Republicans to join in the effort.