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February 25th, 2010
02:02 PM ET

5 things to watch at Obama's health care summit

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Karen Tumulty and Kate Pickert
Time

Will Thursday's health care summit be much more than a political show? Probably not. Will it make any difference in the prospects for health reform legislation? That's entirely possible.

While it is being billed as a negotiating session, the six-hour meeting will in fact give Republicans and Democrats a chance — perhaps their last one — to lay their best arguments before the American people. For the White House, it is also a badly needed opportunity to change the dynamic around the President's signature domestic-policy initiative, support for which has been sinking in public-opinion polls.

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