Reid say Obama plan: "best of the Senate bill and the best of the House bill" 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., praised the latest health care proposal put forward by President Obama on Monday, calling it "the best of the Senate bill and the best of the House bill."

Reid, who appeared with Obama at several campaign events last week in his home state, said he is also eager to work with the GOP "in a constructive way" to pass a bill, beginning at the bipartisan summit scheduled for Feb. 25th at Blair House. Reid said the event would allow both sides to approach the issue "with a fresh perspective."

Republicans so far have blasted the new plan, saying they want to start over with a clean slate, not with the two bills that they have long opposed and the public largely has rejected.

Reid said he will be attending the Summit along with Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill. and other Democratic leaders including Chuck Schumer of New York, Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Tom Harkin of Iowa and Chris Dodd of Connecticut.

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