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At summit, ex-foes of healthcare reform emerge as supporters

Washington Post, March 6, 2009
Surrounded by men and women who made their careers killing healthcare reform, President Obama reiterated his pledge to enact comprehensive legislation this year during a White House summit launching his effort to treat the nation's ailing health system. Words of support came from lobbyists for physicians, drugmakers, and the corporate sector during the summit, where Obama made the case that it is possible to expand health coverage in America while bringing soaring medical bills under control.