Obama: Fix Health Care Now or We'll Pay Price Later
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2009 3:30 PM CDT
President Obama conducts a town-hall meeting on health-care reform today in Green Bay.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama took his push for health-care reform on the road today. Speaking to a town hall meeting in Green Bay, Obama broke no new ground on initiatives but reiterated his goal to have a law through Congress by the fall, the Los Angeles Times reports. He urged people to press their congressional representatives because if the legislation gets delayed again, "it's never going go happen."

He again made the case for a government insurance program to provide coverage for the nearly 50 million without it. And Obama addressed critics who accuse him of trying to institute socialized medicine. "I think it'd be great if the health-care system was working perfectly and we didn't have to be involved at all," he said. "That's not how it's worked. We've got a 50-year experiment in that. It's not worked well."