Dems push ahead on healthcareSubmitted by meekandmild on Fri, 02/26/2010 - 14:42
WASHINGTON – Democratic congressional leaders vowed Friday to resurrect their long-stalled health care legislation, with or without Republican suggestions or even their votes.
One day after an unprecedented health care summit that brought together President Barack Obama and lawmakers of both parties, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the nationally televised event showed GOP lawmakers are "accepting of the status quo" in which insurance companies mistreat consumers.
She told reporters at a news conference there are "good prospects for passing" health care legislation along the lines Obama has outlined, even if Republicans refuse their support.
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