Obama rejects criticism on health legislation - Washington Post- msnbc.com President Obama rejected in an interview Tuesday the criticism that he has compromised too much in order to secure health-care reform legislation, challenging his critics to identify any "gap" between what he campaigned on last year and what Congress is on the verge of passing. "Nowhere has there been a bigger gap between the perceptions of compromise and the realities of compromise than in the health-care bill," Obama said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Post about his legislative record this year. "Every single criteria for reform I put forward is in this bill." Obama said the public option "has become a source of ideological contention between the left and right." But, he added, "I didn't campaign on the public option." Not sure why the liberals are so confused. Obama meant for healthcare form to look just like this.