Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obama's Address: Health Care Reform cannot wait

In his address to Congress tonight, Obama said: "Health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year." It was met with standing applause.

59 billion dollars of the recovery act has been set aside for health care (Source: Recovery.gov). From his speech, Obama said the recovery plan would cover the following health care items:

1. Electronic health records
2. Cure for cancer
3. Preventive Care

He called this a down payment on the principle that we must have quality, affordable health care for every American. Check in with recovery.gov periodically to track progress and track how the money is spent.

Obama has also set up a conference next week, bringing together businesses, workers, doctors, health care providers, democrats and republicans to tackle health care reform.

What is your opinion on healthcare reform?

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1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing his challenges rolled out. If we can put a man on the moon why can't we cure cancer?

    Barbara ~ WTFC