Obama Addresses The Hype Over Health Care Reform

Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2009 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , ,

This is the weekly address from President Obama at the White House, which was released early. In the video below, President Obama set out the parameters of the health care debate, explained what the opponents of health care reform were doing, and drew a line in the sand around the essential elements of health care reform. First, he explains the stories he's been hearing about why health care reform is so important to him:

Right now in Washington, our Senate and House of Representatives are both debating proposals for health insurance reform. Today, I want to speak with you about the stakes of this debate, for our people and for the future of our nation.
This is an issue that affects the health and financial well-being of every single American and the stability of our entire economy.

It’s about every family unable to keep up with soaring out of pocket costs and premiums rising three times faster than wages. Every worker afraid of losing health insurance if they lose their job, or change jobs. Everyone who’s worried that they may not be able to get insurance or change insurance if someone in their family has a pre-existing condition.