With polls showing that Americans are concerned about the safety of the swine flu vaccine, government health officials are being dispatched across the US to make the case for vaccination.
Democrats have chided Republicans for not offering their own healthcare ideas. But GOP attempts to turn the debate toward more incentives and fewer mandates have been rebuffed.
With Obama tied up at the UN, Vice President Biden is out front on health reform. On Wednesday, he reassured seniors in suburban Maryland about their Medicare coverage.
The measures include everything from vaccinations to forced quarantines to marketing campaigns with Elmo.
Yes, if there’s a centralized medical database. It’s one reason some people are showing up armed at town hall meetings.
Obama administration officials have been talking up consumer-owned cooperatives. But they might not be big or strong enough to compete.
The administration is reviving several tactics that helped him get elected. But the opposition is aggressive, and Congress won’t be back in session for weeks.
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and budget chief Peter Orszag vow that the effort won't break the budget, but more work lies ahead.