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President Obama, GOP discuss health care summit

President Obama hopes to break the health care stalemate this week when he brings Congressional leaders from both parties together for televised health care summit. But winning Republican support will not be easy.

President Obama hopes to break the health care stalemate this week when he brings Congressional leaders from both parties together for televised health care summit.

This morning the White House unveiled a new 10-year, one trillion dollar health care reform proposal.  The plan combines some ideas from both the House and Senate bills.  It also includes some GOP ideas aimed at eliminating waste and fraud.

In his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, the President said the issue has been debated “exhaustively.”  He adds that it’s time to “move forward.”

 

But winning Republican support will not be easy. 

In the GOP address, Michigan Representative Dave Camp said the American people want lawmakers to stare over with a step-by-step approach.  Camp says if lawmakers don’t’ start from scratch, “then this meeting will likely be a charade.”

 

The plan will require most Americans to have health insurance and offers federal assistance for those that can’t afford coverage.  It bans insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing medical conditions.

You can read the President’s health care proposal here.

Do you agree with the President’s plan or should Congress start over from scratch?  Let me know your thoughts.

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