Obama Officials Say Health Plan Has Republican Ideas

Republicans should find things to like in President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plan because they were taken from Republican bills or have been advocated by Republicans, the president’s top healthcare reform officials said Thursday.

In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Health Reform Office director Nancy-Ann DeParle identified the Republican-backed ideas in Obama’s health plan along with the lawmakers who supported them.

Here are some of those ideas:

(Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Doina Chiacu)