Obama meets with Snowe, Collins 

Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are getting more face time with President Barack Obama on the topic of health care reform. Obama met with Collins on Wednesday and Snowe on Thursday as he tries to win support for his health care proposal. Collins said afterward that she wants a slow, deliberative process to produce the best plan. She says that rushing the process would lead to a divisive outcome. Snowe is a key member of the Senate Finance Committee that’s working to overhaul the nation’s health care system. She has been promoting a standby government-run plan that would take effect only if private insurers fail to deliver affordable coverage. (AP)