President Bushs plan to expand health coverage by revamping the tax code has been pronounced dead by leading Democrats on Capitol Hill. But Bush, ever the optimist, forged ahead Wednesday, conducting a Chattanooga, Tenn., chat session in Oprah Winfrey-style with people who are uninsured. Bush held court for nearly an hour, cracking jokes about everything from the age of one of the participantsYou dont look a day over 34, he said after learning that she was 35to the hair follicle benefit, a wry reference to what he views as luxury health plans. FULL STORY
Bush, in talk-show mode, promotes health plan
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