President Obama is scheduled to outline his vision on moving forward with health care reform tomorrow, but today the president wrote to congressional leaders from both parties, explaining several areas of agreement with Republicans.
"No matter how we move forward, there are at least four policy priorities identified by Republican Members at the meeting that I am exploring. I said throughout this process that I'd continue to draw on the best ideas from both parties, and I'm open to these proposals in that spirit," Obama's letter explained.
The GOP ideas include:
1. Although the proposal I released last week included a comprehensive set of initiatives to combat fraud, waste, and abuse, Senator Coburn had an interesting suggestion that we engage medical professionals to conduct random undercover investigations of health care providers that receive reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid, and other Federal programs.
How on earth does he keep from bursting out in giggles? He must have the driest sense of humor since the Thar Desert.