Obama calls again for swift action on health care

March 11, 2010

WASHINGTONWASHINGTONRICHMOND, Va. — - Touting a new initiative to reduce waste in Medicare, Medicaid and other government programs, President Barack Obama traveled to suburban St. Louis Wednesday to keep up momentum behind his push to complete work on a health overhaul this month. Obama redoubled his warning that failing to step up regulation of the insurance industry as part of a broader health overhaul would leave more Americans struggling with rising premiums. And in a campaign-style speech delivered with his shirtsleeves rolled up, Obama called for an end to political gamesmanship in Washington and a swift vote on his health care plan. "The time for talk is over," Obama told a crowd in St. Charles, Mo. "I'm tired of talking about it."

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