August 16, 2009: Sebelius Says Government Insurance Plan Not Essential (Bloomberg)

  • “President Obama and his cabinet have read the tealeaves,” said Senator Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican, onthe Fox program. The American people “don’t want a government-run program,” Shelby said. Shelby also said that the creationof co-ops, while “that would be government involvement” wouldbe “a step in the right direction.”