A few comments before I return to hacking and wheezing. This thinking needs work:
Now is the time to protect health insurance for the more than 8 million Americans at risk of losing their coverage and to computerize the health-care records of every American within five years, saving billions of dollars and countless lives in the process.
That's pretty dismal. Are you seeing the word "universal" in there? Because I'm not. Isn't it more than a little bizarre to focus on people who are "at risk" of losing coverage, without mentioning those who have already lost it? And as any marketer will tell you, Obama's trying to sell me a drill ("health records," "insurance") when I want a hole (health care).
And he's pushing the post-partisan schtick even harder. Well, dance with who brung ya, but is that really the problem?