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White House pins hopes on Senate’s deal

Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2009

President Barack Obama endorsed a Senate Democratic compromise that backed away from a big government-run health plan, calling the idea a "creative framework" that could propel a health bill to passage, the Wall Street Journal reports. Obama said senators had "made critical progress" with a compromise that would "help pave the way for final passage." He added, "I support this effort, especially since it's aimed at increasing choice and competition and lowering cost."