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Time to pull back on reform?

Putting off health reform will only compound the system's problems. Yet Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., made some sense Sunday in calling for President Obama to focus first on the economy and perhaps narrow his health care agenda to "cost health delivery reform and insurance market reforms." Lieberman also warned against Senate Democrats' use of a procedural maneuver to push through a health reform bill with fewer than 60 votes. "I think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan, that the public is either opposed to or of very, very passionate mixed minds about," he said.