Obama discovers how history of health care reform repeats itself

08/13/2009 | Google

Theodore Roosevelt was not successful getting national health insurance a century ago, and every subsequent attempt since then has failed. President Barack Obama has tried to prevent the mistakes made by past presidents, but in pressing Congress to act before their summer recess, he created a goal Democrats couldn't meet and a psychological setback he needn't have risked, writes retired Associated Press government and politics reporter Walter R. Mears in this special report.

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