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Ed Schultz on Obama's Health Plan

June 2, 2009

Progressive TV/radio personality Ed Schultz says he remains hopeful that President Barack Obama will step up and fight for a public option on health insurance, but that if the president doesn’t he could face trouble winning a second term.

“I think he’s an honest man,” Schultz said about Obama and his pledge to launch a public health option to compete with private insurance plans. “I think he’s got a lot of forces who are trying to derail his effort to do that.”

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Schultz said he was concerned when Senate health insurance meetings excluded advocates for a single-payer plan, but he believes that Obama realizes that he can't accept defeat of his plan to offer a public option as competition to the private insurance programs.

“If the president wavers on this, there will be a backlash,” Schultz said. “He could be a one-term wonder.” is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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