One of the most important jobs of the president is to be the Communicator in Chief. This is who President Obama was on Wednesday night. More importantly, that is who he must continue to be in the weeks and months ahead.
Posted by Vivek Murthy, on January 29, 2010 7:02 PM
Instead of forcing through a flawed piece of legislation, President Obama and Congress should go back to the drawing board, start over, and work to craft smarter bipartisan policies that delivers better care at a lower cost for the American people.
Posted by Newt Gingrich, on January 29, 2010 11:39 AM
The remark that caught my attention most-- because I think it could have a swift and powerful impact on rising costs and our nation's health--was that the First Lady, Michelle, will start a national initiative this year to reduce childhood obesity in the U.S.
Posted by Peter Neupert, on January 28, 2010 3:53 PM
There is a crew of fighters ready to push for the reforms that are achievable. But we need a target. I hope the president's next step is to plant a bulls-eye wherever we can make the biggest difference.
Posted by Angela Glover Blackwell, on January 28, 2010 11:16 AM
I hoped that, as he finished his speech, the president would return to the subject of health care and make it clear that if we want to save the economy, we must have health-care reform. He didn't do that.
Posted by Maggie Mahar, on January 28, 2010 9:19 AM
The President takes responsibility for not adequately communicating the health care agenda and that is at the fundamental root of why we have not succeeded to date. What is required now in the 11th hour is more than inspirational rhetoric but hard reliable facts that help chart a course of true success.
Posted by Sreedhar Potarazu, on January 28, 2010 6:49 AM