NYT’s Haberman: The White House Is Not ‘Completely Unified’ on Health Care

‘You don’t have a White House that feels like it has a Chief of Staff directing all the focus and resource on this’

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HABERMAN: "I think, a, you have a divided White House. I don’t think the White House is completely unified. And I do actually agree with you, that I think there’s a lot of fault here on the congressional leadership, but you don’t have a White House that is in sync necessarily on this, number one, as to how much of a priority it is. You don’t have a White House that feels like it has a Chief of Staff directing all the focus and resource on this, and that’s just the reality. And then you have a president who is not a detailed-oriented person and doesn’t fully focus on some of the specifics the same way he does the top line. I also think one of the things he said to us in this interview, and my colleague Michael Schmidt and Peter Baker and I, was, he does believe generally speaking that people should be able to have health care, just as a concept..."

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