POLITICS

Obama's Health Care Strategy Revealed

Sometime in the next few weeks, Congress and the White House will descend into the labyrinthine politics of comprehensive health care reform. For Barack Obama, this signals the end, in a sense, of the eventful prologue to his presidency. Impressive as they are, Obama's legislative victories to this point - most notably the $787 billion stimulus bill and a stunningly ambitious $3.6 trillion budget resolution - have been relatively easy lifts for a popular new president installed at a time of economic crisis and buffered by comfortable majorities in the House and Senate.

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