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On Next Steps for Health Reform

Summary: 
Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer clarifies the President's position.

Right now there are a lot of discussions going on about the best path forward. But let's be clear that the President's preference is to pass a bill that meets the principles he laid out months ago: more stability and security for those who have insurance, affordable coverage options for those who don’t, and lower costs for families, businesses, and governments.

Update: For more specific context, some stories floating around have claimed that the President has decided to pursue a slimmed-down health reform bill.

Dan Pfeiffer is White House Communications Director