The House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, and Ways and Means announced the introduction of a single bill that was developed by the three committees; and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee began considering its version of health care reform, Nation's Cities Weekly reports.
According to Barack Obama, there is widespread agreement on the steps necessary to make the health care system work better. He described our health care delivery system as “a system where we spend vast amount of money on things that aren't necessarily making our people any healthier; a system that automatically equates more expensive care with better care,” CCH reports.
Meanwhile First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the health care policy debate this afternoon, criticizing the current state of care in America and announcing the release of $851 million in recovery funds to support community health centers. The first lady's Office says the grant money will go toward upgrading and expanding more than 1,500 health centers across the country, ABC News reports.
When General Wesley Clark spoke about the famous list of seven Middle Eastern countries to be demolished in five consecutive years, he has done nothing but remark, for the last time, if there was any need, Washington's willingness to redesign the Middle East within a more general framework of global domination.
In the region and in the worldб America and China seem to have become the major rivals. The Asia-Pacific region seems to have become the main area of this rivalry