What's The President's next move on Health Care Reform?
POSTED: Monday, March 1, 2010 - 8:32am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 10:40am
President's own health making news as well.
HIS HEALTH CARE SUMMIT BEHIND HIM WHAT'S PRESIDENT OBAMA'S NEXT STEP?
Nancy-Ann DeParle with the White House Office of Health Care Reform says "The President is going to have more to say later this week about how he thinks is the best way to move forward."
THE OUTLINE OF DEMOCRATS' PLAN IS TAKING SHAPE:
House Speaker Pelosi says congress will get it done: "We're here to do the job for the American people to get them results."
FIRST, SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI
WOULD HAVE TO CONVINCE HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO PASS THE SENATE REFORM MEASURE
Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconnsin says, "I would not count her out because she is very good at muscling votes."
PART OF PELOSI'S PITCH TO WAVERING DEMOCRATS WOULD BE A PROMISE — NEGOTIATED TOMORROW —
THAT SENATE DEMOCRATS WOULD CHANGE KEY PARTS OF THE BILL
DROPPING THE SPECIAL DEAL FOR NEBRASKA, FOR INSTANCE,
AND DO IT USING SIMPLE MAJORITY RULES
REPUBLICANS CALL IT AN END RUN AROUND WHAT VOTERS WANT. Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says, "It would be a political kamikaze mission for the Democratic Party if they jam this through."
POLLS DO SHOW AMERICANS OPPOSE THE MEASURE BUT WANT REFORM.
BARACK OBAMA GOT HIS FIRST MEDICAL CHECK UP AS PRESIDENT SUNDAY
DOCTORS CONCLUDED HE HASN'T KICKED THE SMOKING HABIT
AND NEEDS TO LOWER HIS CHOLESTEROL. OTHERWISE, THEY CALLED HIS HEALTH EXCELLENT.