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Obama: Want Jobs? Pass Health Care

Unhappy with rising unemployment, which hit 9.8 percent this week? Pass health-care reform. That's President Obama's argument at least, which he laid out Saturday in his weekly radio address. The idea is that by allowing aspiring entrepreneurs to buy affordable health care without an employer, the legislation would lead to growth in new small businesses. Obama said he knew people "who've got a good idea and the expertise and determination to build it into a thriving business. But many can't take that leap because they can't afford to lose the health insurance they have at their current job." Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) delivered the GOP response and said that tax cuts for small businesses were the better route toward turning around unemployment.