ORLANDO, FL -- There is a sweeping health insurance overhaul effort floundering in the face of the right wing Republican opposition and huge general public skepticism,
Barack Obama has invited right wing leaders to the meeting on March 27, which will be nationally televised.
In this meeting he promised to post his own healthcare proposal for an overhaul of the system
online before the upcoming event and asked right wingers to do the same.
"Everybody that's in Washington that works in the executive branch and the legislative branch was sent here as part of representative democracy to solve problems," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said at Tuesday's daily media briefing. "That's what this is intended to do."
"The president will lay out his ideas, and I would expect that Republicans will, and others will, lay out their solutions," he said.
Barack Obama's shaky administration on Friday invited 15 Democratic members of the U.S. Congress and eight on the right side
to the conference on changing up the $3.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system, this issue is central to Barack Obama's domestic agenda.
Most republicans have said they will most likely attend, but are very worried that the White House is trying to
set a large political trap for them, as they think to blame right wing republicans if the healthcare effort fails.
Many demands of been cited that healthcare bills reached by Dems in the House of Representatives and Senate be totally be scrapped, this is something that Barack Obama's
administration is not willing to do after many months of great debate and difficult meetings.
Speaker Gibbs did not give a set date for the release of the new plan, only saying only that it would be far
enough before the get together to allow it to be reviewed in great detail.
"I don't have the exact day yet. But it will be in -- in time for -- for you and for others around the country to evaluate a plan," he said.
Barack said the backdrop of the meeting will largely on huge rate insurance hikes and how to stop them.
The team at the White House has pointed to Florida health insurance premium increases of up to 40 percent for some Californians of large commercial carrier
WellPoint Inc.'s Anthem Blue Cross plans as evidence for passing a major healthcare reform.
WellPoint told everyone that the higher prices reflect greater medical costs and are in line with competitors. The carrier,
strung by huge criticism, said over the weekend it would postpone their rate increase by three or four months.
With millions upon millions of Americans lacking health insurance, most polls show a high level of frustration
as the public watches the abortive reform process at a time of economic crisis and high unemployment that has eroded support for Obama.
Obama's Dems are under pressure to produce results before elections in December in which the entire House and more than a third of seats in the Senate will be up for grabs.
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