March 19th, 2010
09:19 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama's final push for health care

President Obama travels to Virginia's George Mason University Friday for a final rhetorical push for the critical test of his ability to deliver on a signature promise of his presidency.
President Obama travels to Virginia's George Mason University Friday for a final rhetorical push for the critical test of his ability to deliver on a signature promise of his presidency.

Washington (CNN) – With Sunday's House vote on healthcare reform moving closer, President Obama travels to Virginia's George Mason University Friday for a final rhetorical push for the critical test of his ability to deliver on a signature promise of his presidency.

White House officials say the speech will frame the vote as a choice between a "victory for the insurers" or "victory for the American people." They say he will take aim at Washington and its "inability to do the right thing so much of the time."

That, the president's aides say, is the same message he will give member of Congress. Mr. Obama is expected to meet with and call members after his morning speech.

The White House, aides say, feels that it had a "really good day" yesterday and has a "good sense of momentum," picking up the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and Federation of American Hospitals endorsements and convincing more members to change their votes from no to yes.


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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Please, keep the change.

    I can not wait to see who the 216th yes vote is. That way I will know where I am going to move, so I can financially support and vote for whoever runs against that person.

    March 19, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  2. Gale Shipman

    This is all about Obama's resume, not about the welfare of the US people.

    March 19, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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