Politics & Government

September 9, 2009 8:25 PM

Obama offers compromises to get health care bill passed

President Barack Obama on Wednesday laid out a series of compromises he's willing to make to get a health care overhaul through a nervous Congress this year, including diluting his vision for a new public insurance program and embracing ideas floated by Republicans. In a rare evening address to a joint session of Congress, Obama tried to seize control of the Democratic Party's highest domestic priority after months of party disarray and raucous public debate across the country.

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