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Obama's Final Health-Care Push

It’s the last best chance for health-care reform: President Obama pitched his health-care plan to Congress and the American people on Wednesday. “The proposal I’ve put forward gives Americans more control over their health care by holding insurance companies more accountable,” he said in a televised address. He stressed that his Americans would be able to keep their current plans and doctors under the new system. He also touted four Republican ideas he added to the plan after last week’s bipartisan summit. “I ask Congress to finish its work,” Obama intoned, “and I look forward to signing this reform into law.” He hopes for a bill on his desk in the "next few weeks."