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July 17, 2009

Hmmm: Obama Implicitly Abandons August Deadline for Health Care, Moving Goal Posts to End of Year?

Good, good, good.

After a tough week on health care reform, President Barack Obama used a hastily convened White House appearance Friday to press Congress to step up the pace, saying once again that “now is the not the time to slow down.”

Obama also tried to quiet naysayers with a bold prediction that he would sign a bill by year’s end, despite the frequent setbacks.

“That is why those who are betting against this happening this year are badly mistaken," Obama said. "We are going to get this done. We will reform health care. It will happen this year. I’m absolutely convinced of that.”

At the same time, Obama did not reiterate his August deadline for the House and Senate to pass bills – amid growing signs in the Senate that goal is simply out of reach.

Thanks to AHFF Geoff again.


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