Obama's health care summit in D.C. today

· President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies pleaded their case for health care overhaul in a summit with Republicans today.

· With GOP lawmakers remaining steadfast in their opposition, the president and his party are preparing to move on alone.

· At stake in the high-risk strategy is the Democrats' legislation to extend coverage to more than 30 million people who are now uninsured.

· Polls show Americans want their elected leaders to address the problems of high medical costs, eroding access to coverage and
uneven quality.

· But the public is split over the Democrats' sweeping legislation, with its $1 trillion, 10-year price tag and many complex provisions, including some that wouldn't take effect for another eight years.

· For Obama, the summit was his chance to make a compelling closing argument to the American people.

· If he succeeds, Democrats will push ahead to pass the legislation with a package of revisions he's proposed; if Obama fails, another Democratic president will have been humbled by health care.

Source: http://www.bet.com/News/ObamasHealthCareSummit?cid=idnb

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Comment by Raw Dawg on February 25, 2010 at 6:55pm
the GOP! is slow and confuse how you complain about parts of a bill your party wrote and wanted put in if what we say is no good and what you say is no good why in the hell are you here.
Comment by Reggie Auzenne on February 25, 2010 at 5:34pm
Even if the Democrats' force this Bill down our throats it will be challenged in courts as unconstitutional and probably is. As the Supreme Court stands now, it will probably be struck down by a 5-4 vote.


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