In an effort to jump-start progress on stalled health reform legislation, President Obama has invited Democratic and Republican lawmakers to a half-day, televised health reform summit on February 25, 2010. The event, announced by the President during a press interview on February 7, is billed as an opportunity for members of both parties to “put the best ideas on the table.” Republican Congressional leaders have been reluctant to commit to participating in the meeting, however, unless the Democrats set aside the bills approved by the House and Senate in late 2009. In the meantime, Democratic leaders continue to work to resolve differences between the House and Senate approaches to the legislation. Our previous reports on health reform legislative efforts are available here.