First Lady

Michelle Takes on Health Care

Let's hope she fares better than Hillary: White House aides says Michelle Obama's fall schedule will include a "dedicated focus" on health-care reform in an effort to contribute a less controversial and more sociable voice to the contentious issue that has the country divided. "She will do things that fit in with what she cares about, like health-care reform and the implications it has for family and kids," Camille Johnston, Obama's director of communications, said. "She will spend her time focusing on where policy and people intersect." Obama will reportedly skip the specifics and instead urge healthy eating, keeping fit, and getting preventive care in an effort to relate to the soccer-mom demographic.