From the President’s Health Care Speech to the AMA

President Obama: “Health care is the single most important thing we can do for America’s long-term fiscal health. That’s a fact. That’s a fact.”

The President’s speech is not online yet at the White House website. We’ll post a link when it becomes available. (UPDATE: Here it is. The White House blog declares it “a landmark, sweeping speech,” which is a bit presumptious.)

Right now at the top of the speech’s section is “COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS BY DR. JILL BIDEN TO GRADUATES, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND FACULTY OF KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

Two thoughts: Excellent — the elevation of the importance of community colleges as a consistent theme of the White House. Very much appreciated.

And…interesting. The White House clearly regards Jill Biden as core member of its message team. Don’t ever recall a Lynn Cheney speech being on the Bush Whitehouse.gov speech site.

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.): The American Association for Justice, the trial lawyers lobby, releases a response to the President’s speech, statement on medical malpractice reform. They’re for something else.

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