What No One Will Say About Health Care Bill

Mike Allen, the chief political correspondent for Politico, told Bob Schieffer on Washington Unplugged today want "nobody will say on camera" about the health care reform bill.

It's just a fact, he said, that "the guts of this health care program is that you are taxing middle class people to expand health care access for people who don't have it. And that might be a great idea, but it's hard to sell politically."

Allen also talked about how difficult it is to understand the complex health care legislation.

"That's what's very frustrating about this, it's going to be very unclear to Americans what they just got," he said. "Yes President Obama will get a big bump in polls when this gets passed, but I think he needs to worry about disappointment as people come to find out what's in it and what's not."

"That's it and that's the bottom line," Schieffer responded.

Watch the full episode above.

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