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Obama, armed with details, says health plan is necessary

New York Times, September 10, 2009

President Obama confronted a critical Congress and a skeptical nation on healthcare during a speech, decrying the "scare tactics" of his opponents and presenting his most forceful case yet for a sweeping healthcare overhaul. Obama vowed that he would "not waste time" with those who have made a political calculation to oppose him, but left the door open to working with Republicans to cut health costs and expand coverage to millions of Americans, according to the New York Times.