President Hosts Health Summit

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama launches his bid to
overhaul health care today with a White House summit on how to
proceed.
The summit of lawmakers, doctors and drug and insurance
executives seeks to get the ball rolling.
Obama's budget makes a $634 billion reform down payment. But in
a sign of how tough it'll be getting agreement, the upper-income
tax hikes and cuts in Medicare and Medicaid he wants to help pay
for reform are drawing objections from Republicans and insurers.
The president campaigned on a plan that aims to build on
America's existing employer-based system to supply universal
coverage. But aides maintain he's also absolutely open to ideas
from elsewhere and will not be sending Congress a fully formed
bill, just kicking off the process with "principles."


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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Mar 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM
    Amy and Kellie, good job..I know this is just sarcasm directed at Lard Obama and his fellow travelers. Keep it up (oops, unintended pun).
  • by Kellie on Mar 5, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    This is a change, the republicans liked to keep us barefoot and pregnant.
  • by Amy on Mar 5, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    This is a good start, the republicans have done nothing for womens health except preach how bad abortions are and I guess tha's why they lost the last two elections.

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