Politically Speaking: Harkin: Time is ripe for health reform
Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says the time is right to enact
substantive reform to the national health care system. Some are saying
in a time of recession that the Obama administration should be pulling
back issues that were raised on the 2008 campaign trail. Obama
definitely wants health care reform, and Harkin in a call with Iowa
reporters today said the president should keep plowing ahead.
Legislators like himself certainly will do that, Harkin said. "We've
been working very hard on this since November, since Senator (Edward)
Kennedy set up the three working groups. I'm on one working group.
We've had numerous hearings, we are drafting legislation. We hope to
have this ready go to by June in the committee, July on the floor," he