Posted by: samhenry | September 10, 2009

Obama shifts healthcare to moral ground

From Sam Henry – Editor

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By Anna Fifield and Edward Luce in Washington

Published: September 9 2009 23:56 | Last updated: September 10 2009 04:40

President Barack Obama on Wednesday night appealed for bipartisan reform of the US healthcare system, recasting the debate as a moral one and saying it was “part of the American character” to ensure that people who needed help did not go without.

After a summer of acrimonious disputes – during which some Republicans accused him of planning a government takeover of medicine – the president used a prime-time address to both houses of Congress to emphasise the benefits of healthcare reform to all Americans.

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