WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is taking his pitch for
health care revisions to Virginia, holding a town hall forum and
fielding questions via the Internet.
Congress will fully engage in the health care debate when it
returns Monday from a one-week recess. As lawmakers discuss the
matter with their constituents, Obama is following suit, going to
nearby Annandale, Va., on Wednesday.
Obama's agenda calls for reducing health care delivery costs
through less waste, insuring virtually all Americans and
encouraging doctors and hospitals to emphasize quality of care over
quantity of procedures.
Obama says the government will not borrow money to carry out the
plans, but many Republicans are dubious if not outright hostile to