Obama On Health Care

The White House is trying to get reporters to think that its health care event tomorrow is significant. I think it is, and i'll explain that tomorrow.  For now, here's some of what Obama plans to say:

"We cannot continue down the same dangerous road we⿿ve been traveling for so many years, with costs that are out of control, because reform is not a luxury that can be postponed, but a necessity that cannot wait.

"It is a recognition that the fictional television couple, Harry and Louise, who became the iconic faces of those who opposed health care reform in the ⿿90s, desperately need health care reform in 2009. And so does America.

"That is why these groups are voluntarily coming together to make an unprecedented commitment. Over the next ten years - from 2010 to 2019 - they are pledging to cut the growth rate of national health care spending by 1.5 percentage points each year - an amount that⿿s equal to over $2 trillion."