WASHINGTON (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden predicted Thursday Congress will have a resolution on the health care bill "before Thanksgiving."
"I think the most important thing he did, he also debunked a lot of the myths out there, the idea of death panels, that we were going to insure undocumented aliens," Biden told the "Today Show," commending Obama for his emphasis that doing nothing is not an option.
"I believe we will have a bill," Biden said. "I've been in the Congress for a long long time, been there for eight presidents. I think we will have a bill before Thanksgiving."
The vice president also said the way Republicans "stepped away" from Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst Wednesday evening is proof Congress is not as divided as it may seem.
Wilson said Thursday that he had been instructed by GOP leadership to call the president to apologize, and Sen. John McCain called the congressman's behavior "totally disrespectful" in an interview on CNN's Larry King Live.
"I saw unity in the Congress in terms of the response to Joe Wilson's demeaning comment, not only to the president but to an institution I love," Biden said.