Obama to Republicans: ‘Can we talk?’

President Barack Obama wants to sit down and talk to Republicans and Democrats about health care.

And he wants to do it publicly.

Obama said Sunday he will meet with Democratic and Republican members of Congress to try and find a bipartisan solution to health care reform.

Obama’s administration-defining effort to refomr the nation’s health care system hit hit a brick wall when Democrats lost their 60-seat “supermajority” in the Senate when Republican Scott Brown captured the Massachusetts seat long held by Ted Kennedy.

Up until then, Obama and the Democrats didn’t think they needed Republicans to pass health care.

Now they do.

However, Obama claimed he is not backing down on his promise to revamp the health care system.

Obama said the half-day February 25 meeting, televised live, will “go through systematically all the best ideas that are out there.”


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