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The president giving a prime time address at 8 o'clock eastern time tonight to -- congress overall health care.
Peter Barnes working already for you he is at the White House -- -- What we expect to hear this season Peter.
-- Brian white house press secretary Robert Gibbs just telling reporters that the the president and the speech writers and his features are still working.
On the speech itself but one of the president's top health care -- Linda Douglass.
Spoke with Alexis -- this morning on Fox Business about the speech and she -- the president tonight.
We'll emphasize among other things how much work.
Congress has already done on reforms so far and the president will try then to push it across the finish line.
We're at a point now where four of the five congressional committees.
Have passed legislation.
This is legislation was 80% agreement among these committees.
These are bills that are built upon the president's principles of lowering -- making sure -- affordable coverage.
Making sure that there are not unfair insurance practices it.
Can deny you coverage if you get sick so now what -- -- doing now is moving forward to that.
Final phase of this a different phase -- the president is going to make very clear how we get there.
Robert Gibbs also said yesterday that in the speech the president will detail his vision for achieving health care stability and security and reform.
What it means for people.
What's not in reform he -- -- the president went to clear the confusion.
That according to Gibbs and according to gives the president will answer many of the big questions and reform now on some of the substance.
That's still hang around out there.
Our Brian Gibbs also says the president will revisit the issue of malpractice reform tort reform as you know a lot of critics say.
That lawsuit reform needs to be.
It needs to be part of all of this because lawsuits drive up the cost of health care and he also said the president will robustly.
Robustly defend the public option that government.
Health insurance company that the president has been proposing to compete with private insurance companies but.
According to aides he will not make it a condition of accepting a final bill Brian thank you all right is getting interest they already Peter Barnes of the White House thank you very much.
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