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Obama takes on the health care dilemma.

“We must attack the root causes of skyrocketing health costs,” Mr. Obama said, pointing to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and other institutions as among those that offer high-quality care at low cost. “We should learn from their successes and promote the best practices, not the most expensive ones. That’s how we’ll achieve reform that fixes what doesn’t work and builds on what does.”

The radio address was the start of a public relations campaign coinciding with a 50-state grass-roots effort that Organizing for America, the president’s political group, began Saturday to promote a health care overhaul. His hope is to provide what his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, called “air cover” for lawmakers to adopt his priorities. It is a gamble by the White House that Mr. Obama can translate his approval ratings into legislative action.

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One Comment

  1. They should definitely compare the Mayo Clinic with the fully government funded Walter Reed The difference seems to be that the Mayo Clinic receives a lot of private money. It’s not quite the same way that Walter Reed receives private money. See the government takes the private money first and then Walter Reed gets it. Here is a great idea for Obama “Cut out the middle man”.


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