FACT CHECK: White House health care rhetoric ignores concession on government-run plan
* By Philip Elliott, Associated Press Writer
* On Tuesday August 18, 2009, 10:36 am EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has indicated a willingness to drop a government-run health care plan from any overhaul. The White House says that's not a shift. Actually, it is.
Fierce proponents of a government-run health plan for months, Obama and senior administration officials, bowing to pressure from Republicans and skeptical voters, suggested that such a public option is not do-or-die.
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