In New Hampshire, Obama Promises Not To Quit On Health Care Overhaul
President Barack Obama pledged not to give up on his health care overhaul Tuesday.
"Speaking at a town hall in Nashua, N.H., today, President Obama got a huge applause, the biggest he's gotten from a crowd in a while, when talking about health reform," CBS News reports. "He said that governments needs to work on 'fixing a health insurance system that too often works better for the insurance industry than it does for the American people.' The crowd applauded. 'I do not quit. We are going to get that done,' he added" (Hendin, 2/2).
Obama also is "slated to speak to Senate Democrats on Wednesday during their annual issues retreat, as the party struggles to advance his agenda in a chamber where its majority is about to shrink," CQ reports. The President, who addressed House Republicans Jan. 29, will speak to the Senate Democratic Caucus, "which will drop from 60 members to 59 next week when Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown is sworn in. That will leave the Democrats one vote short of the number needed to surmount GOP filibusters, and make it much more difficult to pass core elements of Obama's agenda (Hunter, 2/2).