High Stakes Speech Live Blog

September 9, 2009 4:01 p.m.

8:08 PM: Can you really say you believe in democracy if you pass a bill with only 51 votes?

8:20 PM: Health care reform has been around so long you even have health care reform nostalgia.

8:22 PM: Key to see Obama focusing on the insecurity of those who have coverage. Politically, that’s what this is about.

8:23 PM: Did some reporting over the last couple weeks, found a large number of major corporations planning big cuts in their health care coverage in the fall, moving a lot of employees into high-deductible coverage with option of health savings accounts.

8:25 PM: Not sure ‘Our health care problem is our deficit problem’ really rolls off the tongue.

8:26 PM: I’m in the middle on this. Freaks to the left and right, out of my way!

8:28 PM: The key passage

Well the time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action. Now is when we must bring the best ideas of both parties together, and show the American people that we can still do what we were sent here to do. Now is the time to deliver on health care.

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