Health Care

Obama Confers With Religious Leaders

Could President Obama be angling for a little help from above on health care? On a conference call of religious leaders Wednesday, the president said that overhauling the current system a "moral obligation," and that his plan is part of a wider effort to create a more just society. "There are some folks out there who are, frankly, bearing false witness," Obama said, addressing the misinformation that's been circulating. He also said that the notion that the plan contains anything close to a "death panel" is "ludicrous" and an "extraordinary lie," and he denied accusations that the plan would grant health benefits to illegal aliens or fund abortions. "It is absolutely critical that we make sure we're on the side of promoting the well-being of all Americans," he told listeners. "I hope that you will all help us move this process forward in the months to come."