Is there a doctor in the (White) House?
Doctors do make house calls after all.
OK so it helps if you’re the president of the United States and your house is on Washington postcards.
“I am thrilled to have all of you here today. And you look very spiffy in your coats,” Obama said.
The current state of play on the legislation is that the Senate Finance Committee will vote on its version on Tuesday, and it is expected to be approved. That bill then gets melded with one passed earlier this year by the Senate Health committee. Then the mixed concoction hits the Senate floor for a vote, expected by mid-October.
The public option is the wild card — whether it gets included and if so in what form.
A New England Journal of Medicine poll last month found that most American doctors favor having both public and private options in healthcare reform.
“Nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do,” Obama told the doctors.
Would you listen to your doctor about healthcare reform?
Photo credit: Reuters/Jim Young (Obama greets doctors in the Rose Garden)