May 11th, 2009
05:18 PM ET

Video: Obama announces health care plan

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more on President Obama's health care plan and what it means for you on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

President Obama announces a collaboration with the health care community to drive down health care costs.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jerome Shore

    As a Canadian I can look at all of this and only say that the problem with your health care system can be boiled down to one word-GREED-greed on the part of the HMO's who either own the hospitals or work hand in hand with them and other health care providers
    I would never give up my Canada Health Card for any HMO card.
    In Canada no accountant can tell me that I cannot see any doctor I wish,have any procedure necessary regardless of cost.
    Oh sure the bureaucrats run the system but NEVER interfere with my right to any health service I may need.
    Wake up!Those are scare tactics and when CNN or any other media attacks our system-make certain they know what they are telling you is the truth

    May 11, 2009 at 11:54 pm |

    I wish President Obama would take my advice for Universal Health-Care by putting everyone on Medicare, and letting the insurance companies provide the supplement plan like they do for retires. No one could then make a sound argument that we were socializing health-care. Retires still choose their own doctors, and private enterprise still owns and runs the hospitals. Paying for insurance to the insurance companies is like putting money down a rat hole.

    The Constitution doesn't say that privite enterprise can do a better job than public enterprise. The Philosophy of Mixturism says that both should work together to meet the needs and desire of all.

    May 11, 2009 at 9:35 pm |
  3. Gilby-HI

    Is Wanda Sykes going to be one of the directors on the Obama Health Care Program?
    Ths would not suprise many tax payers.

    May 11, 2009 at 9:07 pm |
  4. Annie Kate

    Cutting the rate of growth of health care costs is a good thing but I didn't hear at the end any real commitment to health care insurance for the people who don't have it now. You can cut the costs tremendously but if you don't have insurance then the cost of medical attention is still not going to be within your reach. Surely there is a way to cut costs and have medical insurance for all.

    May 11, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  5. Lesley Anne

    What brought these special interest groups together is three words - public health plan. Reducing costs 1.5% each year is a mere drop in the bucket compared to what these groups have been raking in for decades while the public suffers. It's a half-hearted insignificant offer to show good faith and I'm outraged that Obama is touting it as a watershed event. When he was ticking off the players, he didn't mention anyone who represents the interests of the American public, only representatives of the various special interest groups. The foxes are still in charge of policing the hen house and I'm not happy about it. Unless he puts a public plan into the legislation as he promised so often during the campaign, even if it's a compromise by limiting it to those in lower income brackets, health care will continue to be the thorn in the side of economic recovery for years to come, and we will continue on as a disease care, not a health care conscious nation. This is not good news to me at all.

    May 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  6. SLM

    Didn't hear any solutions, just more campaigning. Sounds good to say you want to reduce Health care costs, but no indication as to how. We need Quality over Quantity.

    May 11, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  7. Dr Robert Carl Parisien Natick MA

    if Obama can pull off a bill of any sort that reaches even half his goals he will be judged successful. The time is ripe for change. All the parties know it. Carl Parisien Natick MA

    May 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm |