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Sunday
Jan302011

Daley: Obama Open to Health Care Changes, Not Overhaul

Photo Courtesy - Luke Frazza/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- White House Chief of Staff William Daley said Sunday that President Obama is "open to changes" that could improve his health care law, but that the president would not want to completely revamp the new program.

Speaking on CBS's Face The Nation, Daley said Obama was not willing to go through the exhaustive legislative process that would be required for a complete transformation of the original legislation.

Daley, a former businessman, criticized the health care law before joining the White House, but said Sunday he took issue with the political nature of the debate, and not the contents of the bill.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has already voted to repeal the health care reform legislation, but the Senate, controlled by Democrats, has said it will not reciprocate.

Bill Daley was most recently an executive at JPMorgan Chase, and also served as commerce secretary under President Clinton from 1997-2000.

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