Obama's Green Bay Model

Best known for its cheese and football, Green Bay, Wisconsin can add its low-cost health care to the list, as President Obama visits the city Thursday to tout his reform plan. The White House is looking to gain momentum in its quest to reduce health-care costs and hopes to use Green Bay as a model example of high-quality treatment despite lower spending than other municipalities. "If we could make the rest of the nation practice medicine the way that Green Bay does, we would have higher quality and significantly lower costs," Peter Orszag, Obama's budget chief, told the Washington Post. Obama will hold a town hall-style meeting there today, part of the White House's P.R. push on the issue ahead of upcoming legislation in Congress.