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Obama set to show who’s in charge

As oration time nears, President Barack Obama is beset by conflicting goals in a prime-time address tonight expected to detail just how he wants to expand health care coverage and lower medical costs while signaling to a deeply divided Congress that he’s ready to deal. And show the public he’s in control. The president is likely to say that a government-run insurance plan, known as the “public option,” will not provide a level of subsidies that give it an unfair advantage over private insurers, aides familiar with the speech preparations told The Wall Street Journal. Insurers oppose the public option, saying it will lead to excessive government control of health care and could eventually drive them out of business. What do you think? GO!

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