U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week," said Obama will need to use his powers of persuasion on congressional Democrats as well as Republicans to produce a bipartisan reform plan.
"I think it's going to take presidential leadership to get people of his party to see that we shouldn't be subsidizing high-end health insurance policies that drive up inflation in health insurance, maybe, 1 or 2 percentage points of the 7 or 8 (points) that it goes up every year," Grassley said.
He said Obama knows Republican senators oppose taxing employer provided benefits as a way to pay for reform measures, adding, "It's going to take, in order to win over Republicans, presidential leadership in that direction."
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