Obama opens healthcare drive with W.House forum

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  • Thursday, 05 Mar 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launches his drive for a healthcare overhaul at a White House forum on Thursday, seeking momentum to change a costly and inefficient system he says is dragging down the U.S. economy.

Hoping to learn from the mistakes of the past, Obama will gather about 120 people representing everyone from doctors and patients to health insurers and lawmakers to discuss possible approaches and areas of agreement.

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