Former President Bill Clinton waded into the politics of healthcare with his suggestion that the Affordable Care Act be amended to allow everybody with an individual insurance plan to renew it, without exception, as President Barack Obama had previously, erroneously, promised. CBS' White House correspondent Major Garrett was skeptical about the logistics of such renewal. The other two White House correspondents -- ABC's Jonathan Karl and NBC's Peter Alexander -- ran the Clinton soundbite with a credit to OZY.com.
ABC's Karl did what he likes to do in his White House reports -- show footage of himself questioning the press secretary at the daily briefing as he goes about his newsgathering. Jay Carney is in on the gimmick, remember: here he is sarcastically mimicking Karl's histrionic style.
Since the botched launch of the federal exchange Website at the start of October, CBS has made an extra effort to cover healthcare reform outside-the-Beltway. Don Dahler's files the latest, on the progress in statewide enrolment in Connecticut.
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