Thursday, March 5, 2009

Overheard @: Obama on health care: 'Let's get to work'

Calling today's White House forum on health care reform the "hottest ticket in town," President Barack Obama in his opening remarks made an ambitious promise to reform the nation's health care system by the end of the year.

Referencing the $634 billion his budget sets aside for the reform initiative, Obama said "every option is on the table. There are no sacred cows. The only option off the table is the status quo."

Although the president mentioned few specifics, he said modernizing health records and lowering the overall cost of care as main priorities.

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