So this is our proposal. This is where we’ve ended up. It’s an approach that has been debated and changed and I believe improved over the last year. It incorporates the best ideas from Democrats and Republicans—including some of the ideas that Republicans offered during the health-care summit, like funding state grants on medical-malpractice reform and curbing waste, fraud, and abuse in the health-care system. My proposal also gets rid of many of the provisions that had no place in health-care reform—provisions that were more about winning individual votes in Congress than improving health care for all Americans.
—President Obama's remarks on health-insurance reform