September 9th, 2009
08:39 AM ET
5 years ago

Gibbs: Obama to focus on 'specific' ideas for health reform

President Obama's crucial address on health care reform Wednesday night will focus on 'specific ideas,' Robert Gibbs said.
President Obama's crucial address on health care reform Wednesday night will focus on 'specific ideas,' Robert Gibbs said.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama's crucial address on health care reform Wednesday night will focus on "specific ideas" - bringing stability to people with insurance and affordable coverage to those without it, his spokesman told CNN.

"They will know the plan provides safety, security and stability to the millions of people that have health insurance each and every day, but watching their premiums skyrocket and double," said Robert Gibbs, interviewed Wednesday on CNN's American Morning.

"Secondly, for those who don't have health insurance, but need affordable coverage, he will lay out a plan for how people can get that as well. He'll talk about the cost on government and why we can't afford to wait longer. We have to act now."


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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Obama Supporter

    Sarah Palin was already specific in the WSJ today...don't expect to hear Obama talk about tort reform. Lawyers donate 97% to Democrats. Don't want to kill the cash cow over insuring illegals.

    September 9, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  2. JILL

    Republicans have become baseless and nonproductive.

    September 9, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  3. Shibumi

    Robert Gibbs has the hardest job on the planet. Having to cover the Stinkle Barry and the Chia Pet.

    September 9, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  4. LacrosseMom

    President Obama HAS BEEN VERY SPECIFIC its people who do not listen!

    September 9, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
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