President Touts Health Care Goals in Domestic Agenda
President Bush made a series of appearances in Cleveland on Tuesday "aimed at reinforcing his message to Congress on a variety of issues, largely domestic," the Washington Post reports. His schedule included an appearance at the Cleveland Clinic to discuss his health care agenda (Abramowitz, Washington Post, 7/11).
In a speech, Bush advocated health savings accounts and reaffirmed his support for changes to the tax code to encourage U.S. residents to purchase health insurance on the individual market (Dow Jones, 7/10). He also discussed SCHIP reauthorization, association health plans, medical liability reform and health care information technology (White House release, 7/10).
C-SPAN video of the speech, which includes comments on health care, is available online (Bush, C-SPAN, 7/10).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.