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President Barack Obama and Congress continue to debate health care in the United States. The issue has carried on for over a year now and Americans keep asking, when will legislators decide to pass or reject the health care bill?

 

We're looking at perspectives from Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC and The Hill. 

 

Fox News tells us what Mr. Obama is doing to ensure a timely decision.  

 

"...the president would delay his trip. For three days. That means the president will now be here in Washington, to be on the phone and to be in person to work on the vote collection process for what we expect to be a very climactic vote in the House of Representatives either on March 21 or March 22."

 

MSNBC reports Democrats have a lot to do in a short amount of time.


"It could be the culmination of a year long debate but, of course, then there's the Senate after the House gets through it. House leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, giving a little bit of a contradictory answer they're saying we won't be beholden to any deadline. They are waiting for the Congressional Budget Office to come back with the scores to tell everybody what it will cost."

 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed her plans for health care at a press conference. CNBC shows us what she had to say.

 

"Democrats have recovered their balance, their sea legs, they've recovered some political will as well. And they now realize that they need, politically speaking, to pass this bill. The result is, Nancy Pelosi came out at a press conference today and said, in fact, we are going to get over the goal line. Now of course all they need is a majority in the House of Representatives and also a majority in the Senate because they are using that reconciliation procedure."

The Hill says Pelosi's comments create conflict between the two legislative branches and could delay the bill. 

 

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the public health insurance option will not be included in a package of fixes to healthcare reform legislation."

 

"Pelosi's comments throw a wrench into liberal efforts to the bill. She shuts the door on a possible pathway opened by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin......who said earlier on Friday that he would "aggressively" push senators to vote for the plan if the House included it in the fixes." 


When will the health care debate end? 

 

Writer: Tyler Goetz
Producer: Newsy Staff

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Mar 14, 2010

Health Care Legislation Drags On

(Thumbnail image: The White House)

 

President Barack Obama and Congress continue to debate health care in the United States. The issue has carried on for over a year now and Americans keep asking, when will legislators decide to pass or reject the health care bill?

 

We're looking at perspectives from Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC and The Hill. 

 

Fox News tells us what Mr. Obama is doing to ensure a timely decision.  

 

"...the president would delay his trip. For three days. That means the president will now be here in Washington, to be on the phone and to be in person to work on the vote collection process for what we expect to be a very climactic vote in the House of Representatives either on March 21 or March 22."

 

MSNBC reports Democrats have a lot to do in a short amount of time.


"It could be the culmination of a year long debate but, of course, then there's the Senate after the House gets through it. House leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, giving a little bit of a contradictory answer they're saying we won't be beholden to any deadline. They are waiting for the Congressional Budget Office to come back with the scores to tell everybody what it will cost."

 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed her plans for health care at a press conference. CNBC shows us what she had to say.

 

"Democrats have recovered their balance, their sea legs, they've recovered some political will as well. And they now realize that they need, politically speaking, to pass this bill. The result is, Nancy Pelosi came out at a press conference today and said, in fact, we are going to get over the goal line. Now of course all they need is a majority in the House of Representatives and also a majority in the Senate because they are using that reconciliation procedure."

The Hill says Pelosi's comments create conflict between the two legislative branches and could delay the bill. 

 

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the public health insurance option will not be included in a package of fixes to healthcare reform legislation."

 

"Pelosi's comments throw a wrench into liberal efforts to the bill. She shuts the door on a possible pathway opened by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin......who said earlier on Friday that he would "aggressively" push senators to vote for the plan if the House included it in the fixes." 


When will the health care debate end? 

 

Writer: Tyler Goetz
Producer: Newsy Staff

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