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Sep 5, 2009 6:58 AM by Associated Press

Obama talks to House liberals about health care

President Barack Obama discussed health care in a conference call with House members, including liberals wary of his next move on the issue.

Obama, who is at Camp David, spoke to leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Friday. California Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey said lawmakers expressed their commitment to creation of a government-run health care plan. Obama has wavered on whether a public option will be part of a health care bill.

A government-run plan is a top priority for liberals and they fear the president will abandon the idea to get a health care bill. Woolsey said Obama listened, asked questions and said the dialogue should continue. She said a follow-up meeting will occur next week at the White House.

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