Monday, February 9, 2009

Health Reform Central to First Obama Budget

The New Republic's health care blog quotes a senior administration official as saying that health care will be a “central focus” of Obama’s first budget proposal.

“I’ve been in meetings with him and it’s clear this guy is committed to getting health care and getting coverage to everybody,” one high-ranking member of the administration told TNR’s Jonathan Cohn. “There’s no question in my mind.”

The statement is meant to reassure reform advocates who had feared that the recent Daschle debacle and subsequent elimination of public health funding in the economic stimulus plan had taken some of the wind out of their sails.


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