Obama to Congress: Wrap Up Health Care
(THE DAILY BEAST) President Barack Obama sought to refocus the conversation toward health care today after his Nobel Prize victory dominated the news cycle Friday. In his weekly radio address, Obama told lawmakers to act quickly and vote on health-care reform, which he said was growing in popularity. “The historic movement to bring real, meaningful health-insurance reform to the American people gathered momentum this week as we approach the final days of this debate,” Obama said. He referenced recent declarations of support from two prominent Republicans, former Sens. Bob Dole (R-KS) and Bill Frist (R-TN), both of whom served as Senate Majority Leader during their time in office. “These distinguished leaders understand that health-insurance reform isn’t a Democratic issue or a Republican issue, but an American issue that demands a solution,” he said.