President Obama Speaks to Group of Doctors from all 50 States on Health Care Reform Plan
President Obama is continuing his push for healthcare reform.
He told a group of doctors from all 50 states that the current healthcare system is broken and needs to be fixed. He pointed out that most doctors support reform: “When you cut through all the noise and all the distractions that are out there, I think what’s most telling is some of the people who are most supportive of reform are the very health care professionals that know the system best.” The comments come as the Senate Finance Committee gets ready to complete a land mark reform bill this week.
“Doctors do make house calls after all,” said Tabassum Zakaria in Reuters, at least if you live in the White House. A “sea of white lab coats” surrounded President Obama as he made his latest pitch for health-care reform. Obama didn’t mention the public option to the 150 assembled doctors from all 50 states, but a New England Journal of Medicine poll in September found that most U.S. doctors want both public and private options in the reform.