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Obama takes lead on health reform
Sacramento Bee

President Obama finally reversed his above-the-fray stance on health care reform. Up until now, he left details of a bill up to the House and Senate, which after a year of debate have struggled to find common ground. The longer the wrangling has gone on, the more dissatisfied the public has become. Obama published his own plan, eliminating special deals such as the so-called “Cornhusker kickback” for Nebraska, and taking elements from the already passed House and Senate bills. As he promised, Obama posted his proposal online 72 hours before a Thursday summit with congressional leaders (see www.whitehouse.gov/health-care-meeting/proposal).

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