I still say if obama is truly interested in reform he should pick at the low hanging fruit instead of the entire fruit tree. Start with tort reform. You will get support from both reps and dems on tort reform and its something the citizens of the country would support. Its easy to do, just pass a tort reform bill, he could have it by christmas no problem. Then he would have actually gotten a real and effective cost saving reform done. This would not only boost his approval and the people's trust in him on health care, it would also boost congress' approval. The boost in approval would lead to him being able to pass insurance reform next, another item of health care that he can get bi-partisan support for. And then they can go for whatever they want next. Its pretty simple, if the president and congress are truly interested in reforms they would make a small bill of the simple reforms both side like and get those bills passed....then they could work on bigger more divisive issues after.