by Conor Clarke

Politico writes:

And this week, [Barack Obama] returned to an argument Democratic strategists said shouldn't be part of the pitch this year -- trying to convince Americans they have a “moral obligation” to help people without insurance, a discredited argument from the reform effort under President Bill Clinton.

I would be quite curious to hear how the "moral" argument for health-care reform has been discredited. Actually, I would be curious to hear how one would go about discrediting such a moral argument at all. The existence of death panels, on the other hand, can be easily discredited by making reference to the bill in question. But perhaps Politico has special access when it comes to issues of morality. (H/T David Roberts of Grist.)

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