Washington (CNN) - President Obama has set them - and they've repeatedly been missed.
But with Easter recess coming, Obama's latest deadline to pass health care reform legislation could be his last one.
Over the summer, as the health care reform battle was brewing in Congress and at town hall meetings across the country, the president called on both the House and Senate to pass legislation by the end of August in order for a comprehensive bill to see its way to his desk by the end of the year.
That didn't happen.
The White House and members of Congress faced several hurdles, from Republican opposition to divisions within the Democratic Party, on specific items in the proposed legislation.
CNN has a list of all the deadlines missed so far.
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