May 16th, 2009
10:49 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama: Energy, health care reform to lay new foundation

WASHINGTON (CNN) - In his weekly address, President Obama addressed the challenges of growing a "clean energy economy, reforming the healthcare system and laying a new foundation for the long-term strength of our economy."

"For the first time, utility companies and corporate leaders are joining, not opposing, environmental advocates and labor leaders to create a new system of clean energy initiatives that will help unleash a new era of growth and prosperity," Obama said.

Obama added: "But we know that our families, our economy, and our nation itself will not succeed in the 21st century if we continue to be held down by the weight of rapidly rising health care costs and a broken health care system. That’s why I met with representatives of insurance and drug companies, doctors and hospitals, and labor unions who are pledging to do their part to reduce health care costs."

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  1. SLM

    And the clean energy plan will cost Americans, How much?? We can't afford these unknowns. Wait till they try to put those ugly wind mills all over the place, nobody wants those in their backyard....for good reason. All those nice sounding words add up to new taxes.

    May 16, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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