SNEAK PEEK

The Health Care Speech, Revealed

President Barack Obama plans to reach out to Republicans and reassure Democrats in his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday on health-care reform. Obama will warn them that perfectionism could result in no bill at all, as happened in 1994, Politico reports. Top aides say Obama will lay out a "President's Plan," which will make clear what he considers on the table and what warrants further debate. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday that Obama will talk about the public option on Wednesday, which he considers a "valuable tool." Obama will not scold the left and will reassure them about his commitment to the public option. But Obama doesn't want to give the impression that health reform should only pass if it includes a government insurance plan. The speech is still being formed and the president has yet to decide if he'll include nitty-gritty legislative details in the address.