October 13th, 2009
03:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to tout passage of Baucus bill

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Three White House officials say the President will come out to the Rose Garden at about 5:10 pm tonight to tout passage of Sen. Max Baucus' (D-Montana) health reform bill and try and inject some more urgency to the situation by urging supporting to keep pushing Congress to get the legislation through the final hurdles. The officials are marking it as a turning point for the President to get more personally involved in the final push.

soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    The Baucus bill sucks and pretty much any bill without a PUBLIC OPTION sucks!

    October 13, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. Bob in Pa

    Passage of a bill that hasn't even been completely drafted. Even though it is at the committee level, it proves that all members that voted for it are a complete farse. They don't deserve the title of Senator and should be removed from the Senate.

    October 13, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  3. Obama Victim

    Obozo to "tout" passage of the Baucus bill.......looks like he is selling you lefties out on the public option..........how do you like your boy now??

    October 13, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  4. m jeff

    The Insurance strangle hold on the American people is coming to an end. We are tired of being rob and held hostage by the Insurance Companies. REFORM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 13, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Ashamed

    News flash, verb conjugation no longer required to become a Senior White House Correspondent.

    October 13, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  6. ender

    I don't like it passing without a public option.Co-Ops only seem to work when you have non proffit insurance groups in the mix.

    Its a start though.

    October 13, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. J.P.

    "Obama to tout passage of Baucus bill"

    TRANSLATION:
    Obama to tout pounding of another nail in his chances of re-election

    October 13, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  8. phoenix86

    One more failure to chaulk up for this dismal presidency.
    On the bright side, less than 2 years until Pelosi is no longer Speaker.
    Less than 4 years until Obama is no longer president.

    October 13, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    It would make me have more faith in the government if instead of praising the passage, he stated that he would resign if there is one thing that he said that turns out not to be true. You know like it won't cost the taxpayer a dime more. Illegal aliens will not receive it, all of those other lies we know he told. I really don't want to wait another three years to get rid of the lying dunce.

    October 13, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  10. John

    Wow! Obama needs a turning point to get more personally involved in the Baucus bill?

    October 13, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  11. Centrist

    God bless our president and the supporting legislators committed to passing health-care reforms for the American people.

    We need this important legislation now more than ever with a majority-backed public option to keep insurance companies competitive and extend affordable coverage.

    October 13, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. WhoCares?

    You just signed your walking papers Obama.

    And it won't be because of Republicans.....it will because you BETRAYED all the hard working Democrats that worked their tail off for you that won't stand for broken promises.

    So sad..Had so many hopes for you but in the end you showed yourself as just another politician.

    Already forgot the "Yes We Can" eh? Don't worry..we will remember it in 2012.

    October 13, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  13. John Penna

    By making health insurance mandatory without a public option (the Baucus Bill), is to make all Americans virtual slaves to the health insurance companies. Congress can now be considered the highest paid prostitutes in the world; bought and paid for by the health insurance industrial complex.

    October 13, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  14. RCasson

    Good. Let them know this WILL go through Mr. President. Congrats on yet ANOTHER victory!!

    October 13, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. Deb

    Proud of you Mr. President.

    October 13, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  16. Angela

    Thank you, Mr. President! As much and as many that attempted to shout you down or get you off track, the gun has firted and the race has started. I feel confident, we will finish the race. Thank you for your efforts.

    October 13, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  17. phoenix86

    A $1.3 trillion bill. The true cost of 10 years of implementation per the CBO. The $800 billion is only for 8 years of implementation.

    Perhaps Obama can tell the world that when he accepts his prize.

    October 13, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  18. John D.

    IF this is passed and all is said and done, everyone who voted for it will finally realize what they have done when the tax increases start. Oh wait a minute, that's right, this is the lazy bunch of no goods passing this who want to take from the hard workers and give them to the lazy pot smokin drug dealing no good for nothing hold your hand out democrats.

    October 13, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  19. Kathy

    You're a maniac. What are you doing to our once great country? Hopefully someone will stop the madness. I just hope we can survive until the next prez election and vote you OUT of office.

    October 13, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  20. Mark,B'ham,Al.

    The democrats had better not change this bill much in reconciliation or they cannot claim bi-partisan since no republican or democrat with fiscal considerations would vote to spend money on a 40 year old promises of cleaning up the corruption and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid. This will social program raise taxes and premiums with less quality of care for 85% of America, and doctors had better abandon medicine since you will not get paid what you are worth. You need to go to law school and be a greedy lawyer with a license to steal! The democrats will protect the lawyers' wallets by stopping Tort Reform. Myself, I would rather see a rich doctor and a poor lawyer so the lawyer does not have the money to run for public office.

    October 13, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  21. Enough

    Obama sure likes to count his chickens before they're hatched. Yeah and the recession is still over!

    October 13, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  22. John D.

    Senator Snowe from Maine is a liar. She went on TV in Maine touting how she was against this bill and here she is voting for it. My question is, who bought you and at what price?

    October 13, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  23. Mark

    increased health coverage cost for us. Ya.....

    October 13, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  24. Malt

    You can tell that this man has never held a real job. Obama is the king of cronyism. So called, "healthcare reform' is just payback for the labor unions and SEIU. I thought he was for change. He will go down in history as the most charismatic crook to ever serve in the White House.

    He's not reforming healthcare as much as shifting the risk/cost to the taxpayers. SHOW THAT YOU CAN REFORM MEDICARE FIRST.

    October 13, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  25. Emmanuel Boakye

    Like the saying goes "Good spirits have also always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds"
    Mr. President don't pay attention to these simple minded people that criticize for the sake of criticizing.
    We will continue to pray for you to succeed in your attempt to reform healthcare. You are a great man

    October 13, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |