In an interview today on Good Morning America, President Obama previewed his speech to Congress tonight, promising to lay out a detailed plan for health care reform and admitting he has "probably left too much ambiguity out there."
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"I, out of an effort to give Congress the ability to do their thing and not step on their toes, probably left too much ambiguity out there, which allowed, then, opponents of reform to come in and fill up the airwaves with a lot of nonsense," he said, naming "death panels" and government insurance for illegal immigrants as example of the nonsense.
He said he'd define which principles must be in the bill for him to sign it, but wouldn't answer whether that includes a public option.
"The intent of the speech," Obama said, "is to make sure the American people are clear on exactly what we're proposing ... and to dispel some of the myths and, frankly, silliness."