Healthcare reform: Obama’s march is still on / The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com
Defying the inertia of a gridlocked Congress, President Obama is calling on Democrats to move healthcare reform in March, even if it means doing so without a single Republican vote.Skip to next paragraph Rich Clabaugh/Staff/Congressional recordEnlarge Related StoriesTo advance healthcare reform, Obama comes down on insurers Healthcare reform: Obama makes big push in Glenside, Pa. Obama stumps for healthcare reform “The United States Congress owes the American people a final, up or down vote on health care,” the president said in a speech on health care reform at Arcadia University on Monday. “It’s time to make a decision. The time for talk is over. We need to see where people stand.”Republicans called a “Project Code Red,” firing off “robocalls” to the districts of vulnerable Democratic lawmakers, especially those who voted against healthcare reform last year. Mr. Obama this week launched a battery of presidential visits to states and districts where swing votes are to be found, beginning with Missouri and Pennsylvania.