Saturday September 19, 2020

Obama to pitch health reform to Congress

After a summer of protests, the US president faces a joint session of Congress on Wednesday to outline his ideas for reform, writes Niall Stanage in New York.

5th September, 2009

President Barack Obama is enjoying the calm before the storm this weekend, as he has been staying at the presidential retreat at Camp David for the past four days. But he will return to the fray this week, knowing that the events of the next few months could prove pivotal to his first term in office.

The fight for a major expansion of health insurance continues to dominate the domestic agenda. Obama and his allies...

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