Obama: Health Care Bills "About 80 Percent" Agreed On
Appearing on Meet The Press, President Obama laid out his principle of health care reform: Of getting prices and premiums down, of being deficit-neutral, increasing competition, and guaranteeing coverage of pre-existing conditions. "And I actually think that we've agreed to about 80 percent of that if you look at all the bills that are coming through all these committees," said Obama. "The key is now just to narrow those differences. And if I don't feel like it is a good deal for the American people, then I won't sign a bill."
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Obama: GOP "Not Going To Support Anything, For Political Reasons"
Appearing on Univision's Al Punto, President Obama said that Republican opposition to his health care proposals is partly political. "Well, part of it is ... that the opposition has made a decision," said Obama. "They are just not going to support anything, for political reasons."