Critical Condition

A Four-Step Plan

Chris Coffey makes four eminently sensible suggestions for the Obama administration on health — drop the public option, stop scaring seniors, don’t criticize the private-sector players, and focus on some small accomplishments in health to build momentun. All four would improve the president’s standing and be good for the country as well. Perhaps Mr. Coffey could fill one of the Obama administration’s many outstanding vacancies.

Tevi Troy is a presidential historian and former White House aide. His latest book is Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump.