Ok, Obama owned up to the obvious:
You can't tell us how you're going to pay for this," Rathie said of Obama's health care overhaul. "The only way you're going to get that money is raise our taxes."
"You are absolutely right," Obama said. "I can't cover another 46 million people for free. I can't do that. We're going to have to find money from somewhere."
He noted a congressional estimate that legislation being considered in the Senate could cost $800 billion to $900 billion over 10 years.
The problem that no one really wants to address is that healthcare is not free, whether you are talking a national system like Medicare or private insurance. I am still not convinced that Obama's funding ideas are going to do the job.
John Murtha evidently believes reform can be done, but not January at the earliest. He may be right.