Today is going to be a very important day for health reform. So most of today's readings and videos are of course focused on that. First off, today is just a great day for video, but don't forget your readings!
First of all, the health care summit starts at 10am EST, 7am PST. You can watch it on WhiteHouse.gov, MSNBC.com or other outlets.
- Read the President's proposal on health reform, if you haven't already.
- An excellent analytical diary from Monday by "jim bow" on Daily Kos comparing the President's proposal with the House and Senate passed bills. I can't recommend this piece enough.
- Early this morning, the great Ezra Klein tells the truth: There's no plan B for health-care reform.
- An interesting take by Michael Stickings on why the President's strategy on health reform makes perfect sense.
Sen. Barbara Boxer appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC last night to talk about reconciliation and health reform, and made it very clear that as a supporter of the public option, she does not want health reform held hostage to any one provision.
Watch Congressman Anthony Weiner clobber House Republicans for being wholly owned subsidiaries of the health insurance industry. Priceless!
And last, but certainly not least, watch Keith Olberman's special comment about Life Panels and health care reform - heartfelt and personal.
With that, I hope you will have a chance to watch the health summit with the President and Republican and Democratic leaders.