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Eight Health Leaders Respond to Obama’s Healthcare Summit
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As he launched his healthcare summit Wednesday, President Obama said he hoped his televised effort to garner consensus for reform “isn’t political theater, where we’re just playing to the cameras and criticizing each other, but instead are actually trying to solve the problem.”

“Here’s the bottom line. We all know this is urgent. And unfortunately over the course of the year, despite all the hearings that took place and all the negotiations that took place . . . this became a very ideological battle.