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6:18 am
Mon June 15, 2009

Obama takes health proposal to AMA; Co-op compromise gives White House a health option

WASHINGTON – WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to urge doctors gathered in Chicago today to support wider insurance coverage.

Obama plans to tell the American Medical Association's annual meeting that the health overhaul can't wait. Like other groups, doctors are divided over the plan.

Meantime, Congress begins work on the plan this week as the White House signals a willingness to compromise.

With Republicans fighting the idea of a government-run health insurance plan, members of President Barack Obama's team say they are open to a cooperative program using taxpayer money but not government control.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says "there is no one-size-fits-all idea." Sebelius appeared on ABC's "This Week" and CNN's "State of the Union."