WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would call out anyone who misrepresents what's in his health care plan.
The president told a joint session of Congress that he would listen to a "serious set of proposals" from Democrats or Republicans, but would not "waste time with those who have made the calculation that it's better politics to kill this plan than improve it."
"I will not stand by while the special interests use the same old tactics to keep things exactly the way they are," he said. "If you misrepresent what's in the plan, we will call you out. And I will not accept the status quo as a solution. Not this time. Not now."
Obama said his proposal contained elements from both sides of the aisle and that he would "continue to seek common ground in the weeks ahead."
"If you come to me with a serious set of proposals, I will be there to listen," he said. "My door is always open."