At a meeting of the Southern Governors Association in Williamsburg, Va., Gov. Sonny Perdue was part of a discussion today with President Barack Obama’s health care reform czar, Nancy-Ann DeParle.
About a dozen governors attended. This from the Associated Press:
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, a Republican, said there is bipartisan agreement among governors on the need for reforms that cover pre-existing conditions, arbitrary policy cancellations and exorbitant, skyrocketing premiums for new health conditions.
“You mentioned the president has a blueprint and that there’s about 85 percent agreement [with governors]. I think we could benefit as governors from understanding what those principles are that are unalterable for him. What are the bottom line provisions,” Perdue said. “That’s where the anxiety really exists.”
DeParle said she would defer to Obama on that. “I’m going to leave it to the president to find his bottom line.”
The response seems poorly phrased, at minimum.
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