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March 8th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Obama's health care road show

(CNN) – President Obama will be hitting the road this week to try to close the deal on health care reform.

He wants a bill passed this month, with or without Republicans. But even some fellow Democrats sound skeptical about that timetable. Our Suzanne Malveaux has the report.

Read more: Dems: No health care timeline

Filed under: Politics
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  1. Phil

    Why is Obama so on fire to get this bill passed? Had he read it? or is he just trusting the words of Pelosi, Reid, and the lawyers who wrote the bills? I read the bills and it was an awful mess of legal jargon and a massive wealth tool for lawyers and massive taxes for the general public. What happened to the promises that we would see healthcare prices reduced? There is little if anything in the bill that reduces costs of health care. The bill as written should be scrapped and time taken to have a bill written that isn't a wealth scheme for a select few lawyers and buddies of our congress and senate members.

    March 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm |
  2. jim vicalvi

    You must mean the health care roadshow as in a circus. One watches the cherry picked lemmings behind obama and I can only shake my head.
    Also, who is paying for all of these trips that obama takes. Mainly the ones shilling for his fellow dems. This money should be coming from the dems bankroll.
    Get obama off of the tv and bring back Howdy Doody or even Captain Kangaroo. Much better content and, definitely more intelligent content.

    March 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm |

    It seems the President is always on the road. Its easier than staying in the White House and making decisions. That way he can float trial ballons by having various members of the staff make some release of information for which he can claim no knowledge or can change if someone pops the ballon. Leadership from afar!
    Maybe if he would stay in the WH and work, Congress could find time to work in congress for more than 2 1/2 days a week.
    Time to fire everyone and start over.

    March 8, 2010 at 9:38 am |
    • Mitt

      Another pointless comment as usual. The president is on the road to get popular support; he is doing this particularly to better explain the bill to the people because it has been badly distorted by the media. Simple.

      March 9, 2010 at 7:14 am |