Obama Makes Final Health Care Push, Calls for Up or Down Vote in Congress

He said the "fixed" bill will include the proposal for a new "Health Insurance Rate Authority" to set guidelines for reasonable rate increases. If proposed premium increases are not justifiable per those Health Insurance Rate Authority guidelines, the Health and Human Services Secretary or state regulators could block them. "Those practices would end," he said.

The White House said on Tuesday that the health care debate moves into its "final act" after the president's remarks and that he will "continue the role he's played throughout this process."

"He will obviously be very involved in whatever happens next," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. "We wouldn't be where we are without the president's involvement and we'll leave process to after the president's announcement."

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Senator Dick Durbin on Health Care Efforts

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