Obama Campaigning For Health Care Reform

Barack Obama is making a big push for health care reform this weekend, citing a new Treasury Department analysis which found that 48 percent of all people under age 65 go without health coverage at some point in a 10-year period. This was the topic of his weekly address:

He went to Minnesota to discuss health care reform:

Obama will also be appearing on Sixty Minutes tomorrow night:

“I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it. And if people look and say, You know what? This hasn’t reduced my costs. My premiums are still going up 25 percent, insurance companies are still jerking me around.’ I’m the one who’s going to be held responsible. So I have every incentive to get this right,” he said in an excerpt of the CBS interview released Saturday.

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    Sandra Day says:

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    symptomsunknown says:

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    Mike says:

    “President Obama’s speech last week really moved me. Despite what my colleagues think of me. If what he says is what will EXACTLY happen, how can I not hope and work towards that cause”? Mike Oliphant runs a small Utah health insurance website http://www.benefitsmanager.net/SelectHealth.html and http://www.dentalinsuranceutah.net whom deals with hundreds of people on a day to day struggle to be approved for health insurance. “I get hopeful that I can finally tell people they can qualify for coverage REGARDLESS of their pre-existing medical condition”. Mike’s concern is that Obama’s people won’t deliver what he urges on areas within his speech. “I really have been moved by this guy and wish we could just talk so he could understand the frustration of a health insurance agent. I have been involved on a political level within the state of Utah and their struggle for health care reform. I have seen and regrettably been part of politics at work. I have learned lessons through baptism of fire with politics. For instance, I struggled against House Speaker Clark and H.B. 188 because that was what I was urged to do from our industry (that was all I knew). But after awhile and countless meetings with state and private carriers in Utah, I began asking myself if I was doing the right thing. I realized over time that House Speaker Clark really means what he says and is hard nose about getting reform done in Utah. I got that there wasn’t any behind the scene conspiracy scheme or personal objective of Mr. Clark. His bill makes allot of positive changes in the “health insurance reform” world of Utah. He claims that reform just doesn’t stop there, it must continue through “health care reform”. You see, there is a major difference between the two reforms. Clark “gets it” but I really worry that Obama’s administration doesn’t because if you have noticed the subtle language change of dropping “health care reform” and going to “health insurance reform”. See more about what Utah has accomplished here which utilizes private carrier involvement with true reform. If you can believe it, they reached it with an objective of $500,000. Perhaps the feds should take a look at Utah and House Speakers Clark’s bill 188. http://www.prweb.com/releases/.....614544.htm. Now I find myself on the “other side” of the fence furthering Utah’s cause. Let’s hope we don’t all have a mental breakdown nationally and just take a honest look at the proposals.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Obama’s use of the terminology “health insurance reform” doesn’t mean that Obama doesn’t get it. It is because of misleading information, such as that in your link, with nonsense like”If we go down the path of nationalized health care reform…” The change in terminology is to point out that this is not “nationalized health care” at all and that the major government intervention is to regulate insurance companies, not medical care.

    The link also greatly exaggerates the impact of malpractice on health care costs.

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    Fritz says:

    People like the notion of “insurance”, which is why social security is still billed that way.

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