Obama Determined to Pass Health Care Bill

Posted by politicalpartypooper on February 8, 2010

President Obama is planning his next move on passing sweeping health care reform legislation in the upcoming month.  One of those moves is a meeting with Republicans.

“What I have been doing is consulting closely with the leaders in the House, the leaders in the Senate on the Democratic side,” the president said in a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS’s Katie Couric. “And I want to consult closely with our Republican colleagues. So they are going to be coming into the White House next week. And what I want to do is to ask them to put their ideas on the table. And then after the recess which will be a few weeks, I want to come back and have a large meeting — Republicans and Democrats — and go through systematically all the best ideas that are out there and move it forward.”

I’ve heard some liberals complain, but I must say; this is political genius on Obama’s part.  The Republicans either have to engage, or they expose themselves as obstructing needed legislation for who-knows-what reasons.  In the end, the only thing that matters is that we get this legislation passed with some decent insurance reform, tort reform, medical records reform, and uninsured coverage.

I wonder if they’ll televise the meeting he holds with the Republicans and Democrats together.  That would be epic.


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