Obama faces struggle to reform US healthcare

Despite an ailing healthcare system, politicians seem reluctant fully to support the reforms being touted by President Barack Obama, writes Niall Stanage

18th July, 2009

US President Barack Obama made significant strides in his historic quest for healthcare reform last week, but big roadblocks still lie ahead.

Key committees in both Houses of Congress approved draft legislation aimed at greatly expanding health insurance in the US. Obama has been exerting considerable pressure publicly and behind the scenes to try to ensure Congress comes up with an agreed healthcare bill before its summer recess begins next month; the approval of the...

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