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Ms. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 Jarrett is warm, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 sincere and truly passionate about the President’s efforts at health care reform;  Ms. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 Jarrett has full faith in the ability of the President to positively reform our health care system.

Now, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 if I heard and understood correctly, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 what the President wants is a public plan as an option; a choice to obtain health care coverage through the government should you find yourself unemployed/without any health care coverage.  Ms. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 Jarrett was adamant that the goal is not a single-payer government run plan, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 but there was some group questioning of (1) why the idea of a government plan is perceived as scary and (2) whether or not it would be tantamount to socialism and indeed, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 what would be wrong with that anyway. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 One blogger noted that she knew many Canadians who were happy with their health care.

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There was discussion on how bloggers can get out the message of health care reform and ideas on how the President can best communicate his ideas to the public.  It was noted that the President is holding press conferences for which he is asking full coverage because he wants the entire story told, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 not just sound bytes.  (Side note: I found this interesting because just recently ABC News encamped in the White House for an entire day – and the topic was health care reform.)

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I found out later that both bloggers left with her personal business card with her office number for them to call her directly after the conference.  That was impressive.


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I like Valerie Jarrett.  It was amazing that she took time to come and speak to us, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 and it was informative. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 She speaks straight, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 she is sincere and she seems very passionate and compassionate regarding health care reform.  I’m a bit more informed about what the President is looking for.  This was the advantage shutting up and listening. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 I don’t necessarily agree but I’m starting to at least get a hold of the concept.

Gratuitous political commentary: I think a little too much time was spent decrying the last administration. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 It’s over; time to move on.

Now for my totally off-the-cuff observation. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 I could not help but notice this was the exact opposite of my experience in DC last week. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 This was a full-on Obamafest, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 last week seemed like an “anything BUT Obamafest”. Protonix 20mg pills $138.00 This week the “opposition” was putting out misinformation, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 last week the “opposition” was trying to cram a bill through before Congress could read it.

Is there no middle ground? Does it have to be this contentious? Maybe it’s the way of politics and I’m just now realizing it.

Between the two events, protonix 20mg pills $138.00 I guess I have now been exposed to a “fair and balanced” view of health care reform by Washington insiders.

So….why does it still feel like I have vertigo?


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