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Obama seeks to rally healthcare support by promising less

Washington Post, August 3, 2009

The White House team is retooling its message and strategy on healthcare reform, hoping a more modest approach will reinvigorate President Obama's effort. Polls show that support for Obama's handling of health reform has declined as anxiety deepens about its effect on middle-class, insured Americans. And guided by polls, the administration intends to emphasize insurance market reforms.