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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Obama on health care

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM

The president said today Democrats should move deliberately on health care.

Here's one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table. The Senate certainly shouldn't try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated," Obama said. "People in Massachusetts spoke. He's got to be part of that process."

He also urged people to look at the "substance" of the health care bill.

"It is very important to look at the substance of this package and for the American people to understand that a lot of the fear mongering around this bill isn't true," he said.

"I would advise that we try to move quickly to coalesce around those elements of the package that people agree on. We know that we need insurance reform, that the health insurance companies are taking advantage of people. We know that we have to have some form of cost containment ... Those are the core, some of the core elements of, to this bill," Obama said.

If by "coalesce" he means find common ground with some Republicans on health legislation, he's kind of a slow learner, isn't he?


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