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Obama retreats on healthcare bill

Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2010

President Barack Obama expressed support for scaling back a health bill to "core elements," an indication that the White House might be backing away from the type of broader overhaul that Congress had been working on, the Wall Street Journal reports. Obama told ABC News that lawmakers should "move quickly to coalesce around" parts of the healthcare bill that both parties can agree on, "core elements" that include insurance reform.