Health Care For All?

Jun 7, 2009 2:59pm

ABC’s John Hendren reports from Washington.

President Obama has launched a campaign to achieve one of his most ambitious goals: overhauling the health care system. He plunged into the debate over the weekend, using his weekly radio and Internet address to declare "it's time to deliver" on health reform. And that's only the beginning. Yet, the president is still facing an uphill battle on Capitol Hill.

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley Tweeted today that President Barack Obama "got nerve" to go sightseeing in Paris while telling lawmakers it's time to deliver on a health care overhaul. Despite strong opposition from most Republicans to one of President Obama's key goals for a health care bill senators on both sides of the aisle hold out hope that they can find a bipartisan solution.

"I would hope people of both parties would get together. I was encouraged by Sen. Grassley's comments in the last few days suggesting that he thought we could get there," Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said today on CBS. "So I think we'll be able to build a bipartisan support for it. But we have to move forward with it, I think it is a critical situation for the country and our economy and our future."

Watch John Hendren’s full report tonight on World News Sunday.

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