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More talk, no deal at health summit

Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2010

A nationally televised, bipartisan health reform summit stretched over more than seven hours on Thursday and still yielded no new agreement, the Wall Street Journal reports. During the meeting, President Obama defended the Democratic legislation and tried to focus on areas of agreement. He offered to add provisions to curb medical malpractice lawsuits, one of Republicans' top proposals. But in the end, the bipartisan session only emphasized the gulf between the two sides, the Journal reports.