As part of the healthcare plan that US President Barack Obama described to a joint session of congress Wednesday, strongly supported a public option and said he would "not back down" from offering healthcare choice.
The death of Senator Edward Kennedy has added new urgency to controversial US healthcare reform efforts, bringing into focus various ways in which stalemate-locked Democrats and Republicans might proceed.
President Barack Obama’s ambitious healthcare reforms are under pressure. Republicans have staged a highly effective campaign to block what they view as a “socialist” policy, leading to heated scenes in town halls all over the USA.
President Barack Obama has defended his campaign to overhaul US health care, which he described as a central plank of his domestic platform. The current system leaves some 47 million Americans uninsured.