The Wenatchee World



The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast


Lo22° Decreasing Clouds


Hi35° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo19° Clear

Thanksgiving Day

Hi34° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo20° Patchy Freezing Fog


Hi34° Patchy Freezing Fog

Friday Night

Lo19° Patchy Freezing Fog


Hi34° Patchy Freezing Fog

Saturday Night

Lo22° Patchy Freezing Fog


Hi34° Patchy Freezing Fog

Contrite, but resolute

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — It was a necessary retreat, but President Obama made clear Thursday that his bottom line remains unchanged: “I’m not going to walk away from 40 million people who have the chance to get health insurance for the first time.”

The president’s pledge should be the nation’s bottom line as well. It came as Obama surrendered to overwhelming pressure, much of it from fellow Democrats, and allowed individuals to keep their bare-bones insurance policies that do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s standards — at least for a year. The change was meant to correct an imbalance that cannot long be tolerated: More people are being annoyed and inconvenienced by the new law than are being helped.

View my options or Sign in