Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

President Obama gathered more than 120 supporters and detractors Thursday to discuss ideas on how to reinvent the nation’s health care system with the goal of making it more accessible and affordable for all Americans. President Obama called for universal health care coverage as a way to alleviate what he calls the “greatest threat to the U.S. economy,” according to The Associated Press. It costs some $2.4 trillion a year to provide health care for Americans and still leaves millions uninsured. The president wants a new system in place by the end of the year.—WLW

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