I have to hand it to team Obama. They do not give up on Obama's goal of remaking the health care system into the image that Obama wants.
Even if Obama doesn't get everything he wants, if either of the current House or Senate versions passes, or some combined version, we will have government control through legislation and regulation over the most minute aspects of the health care system, and the people who use that system (i.e., everyone).
There simply is nothing to negotiate if the plan includes, as it likely will, a big government approach.
The latest "transparent" ploy is the televised "negotiation" on February 25. But Obama does not intend that event as a negotiation.
The Democrats apparently already have decided to try to push their version of the bill through the Senate using the reconciliation process:
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Obama Declares Legislative War
From Legal Insurrection via Instapundit: