Daschle wants to reform health care

December 11, 2008 8:31:02 AM PST
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says he's looking to implement health care reform from the "grass roots up." He's been nominated by President-elect Barack Obama to be secretary of Health and Human Services, providing leadership on an issue that Daschle says is close to his heart.

Daschle says he's looking to get input from ordinary Americans on what's broken about the health care system.

He says the need for meaningful health care reform was the subject of one of his first conversations with Obama, and that he's "grateful" that Obama is now giving him a chance to "make that a reality."