February 25th, 2010
10:29 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama calls for action on health insurance

President Obama opened the health care summit with a call to action.
President Obama opened the health care summit with a call to action.

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Thursday in opening remarks at a bipartisan health care summit that "it is absolutely critical to begin now moving on what is one of the biggest drags on the economy."

The situation affects not just people without health insurance, but also those who have it, Obama said.

"The problem is not getting better," he said. "It is getting worse.


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  1. marty

    "Begin now..." That's rich, Mr President. Your legislation will not help anyone for another 4 years. How is that helpful to people who can't wait? Why doesn't Congress get off its collective bum and do some targeted bills that would immediately help people with health care costs?!?

    February 25, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
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