“I would advise that we try to move quickly to coalesce around those elements of the [healthcare] package that people agree on,” President Barack Obama said in an interview on ABC News.
But it was not clear that even a stripped-down healthcare bill could get through Congress, according to a NYTimes.com
Meanwhile, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, asked where he might be willing to work with the opposition, offered praise for Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan but was mum on domestic policy.
Asked whether the healthcare is dead, McConnell said: “I sure hope so."
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