Sounding a lot like my dad, Obama says, “we will reform health care THIS YEAR and not add to the deficit, and I mean it.”
My goodness. Slow down, Mr. President. I don’t think we HAVE to do anything.
“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.”
Obama was stern about his insistence that any legislation he signs must rein in health care costs – a direct rebuttal to comments this week from Congressional Budget Director Doug Elmendorf that the House and Senate health committee bills could add to the federal deficit instead of reducing it.
“I’ve said that health insurance reform cannot add to our deficit over the next decade, and I mean it,” Obama said. “Let me repeat: Health insurance reform cannot add to our deficit over the next decade and I mean it.”
Do you feel something being forced down your throat? I sure do.