Health care reform is one of the most debatable and hot button topics in Washington and around the country. While many see Obama’s proposed plan as a solution to current health care issues, others see it as a step in the wrong direction. This is why President Obama put together a bipartisan health care summit that brings together the two arguing parties, but also opens discourse between them in hopes that some compromise can be found.
The summit takes place over a six-hour period in which Democrats and Republicans will come together to share their feelings, ideas, and plans on the health care issue. President Obama will somewhat act as a moderator during the proceedings in order to listen to both sides of the argument while also helping dialogue run smoothly between the two very different parties. Most Democrats were eager to bring their suggestions to the summit, but many Republicans were hesitant to accept their invitation to the open forum. Some even felt as if they were walking into a democratic created trap and stayed away completely.
While the health care reform summit may open talks between the two parties on the issue, compromise does look quite unlikely. Many feel that the summit is just more political jargon between the parties that will do nothing more than just waste time and keep the bill from ever getting done. However, President Obama realizes that health care reform is a serious issue that needs serious discussion and that opening up discussion may be the only way to calm the bickering and finally get real results.