Medical insurance costs can easily be alleviated - pass TORT reform and loosen the regulations on insurance companies (allow insurance companies to do business in every state). More than 70% of Americans are happy with their quality of healthcare and healthcare coverage - link. Combine TORT reform and de-regulating the medical insurance industry and you will see the percentage of those happy with their medical costs increase tremendously.
And as far as doing something for unemployment, the Obama administration is going about it all wrong. Small businesses make up 99.7% of all employers. They employ half of private sector workers. They provide more than 60% of new jobs annually and produce a GDP of roughly 6 trillion dollars - link. And yet Obama does not invite anyone representing the small business market to his "Job Summit". Who does he invite instead? He invites unions, three mayors and Paul Krugman? His cabinet boasts the lowest percentage of people with private sector experience in the last 100+ years - link:
Bottom line, Obama doesn't know what he is doing. How can you leave out the entire small business community from a jobs summit? That would be like me hosting a basketball summit and only inviting people with experience in football, soccer, baseball and Stephen King (to cover the Paul Krugman invite). Anyone that can pass a high school economics class can look at what this administration is doing and shake their head in disbelief. Obama is harming the economy at an unprecedented rate. And just to be fair, this all started with Bush. Obama is merely accelerating the rate at which it is being destroyed.
I'll leave you with this quote (Washington Post op-ed piece discussing the stimulus bill):
"Because each day we wait to begin the work of turning our economy around, more people lose their jobs, their savings and their homes. And if nothing is done, this recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse.
That's why I feel such a sense of urgency about the recovery plan before Congress. With it, we will create or save more than 3 million jobs over the next two years, provide immediate tax relief to 95 percent of American workers, ignite spending by businesses and consumers alike, and take steps to strengthen our country for years to come." - President Barack Obama, Feb. 5, 2009 - link