Finally, healthcare reform in plain English


Nine months after taking office, President Obama outlined his plan for overhauling the nation's health care system in a speech before Congress on Wednesday. It was long overdue.

Sixty-seven percent of respondents to a CBS News poll released last week said they didn't have a clear understanding of health care reform ideas because they found them too confusing. One of the reasons Americans are so puzzled is that President Obama hasn't done a good job explaining why we need reform or how his strategy will help fix the problem. His message got lost in translation.

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