Obama: I’ve every reason to get health care right

Lets get this right, Obama says he will be held responsible for any problems on the health care, this is bull shit, every time some thing comes up ( he leaves it up to his czars to handle it) HE IS RUNNING AROUND the world BURNING UP TAX PAYERS MONEY, I don’t think he knows that he is the US President, and where his responsibilities  lie, and they are  NOT IN THAT PLANE.

Every time you turn around he has HIS ass in that PLANE with his FAMILY, he spends more time in that plane going from state to state, when his job that he was ELECTED to, is Washington DC, NOT IN THAT PLANE.

I still think the American people should have a special election and throw every one of them bums … in Washington DC, OUT and make THEM repay all that money that they squandered bailing out all those fat cats, if they can’t,  put a LEAN ON ALL THEIR PROPERTIES until it is ALL PAYED BACK.

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press Writer

Associated Press writers Nafeesa Syeed in Washington and Martiga Lohn in St. Paul, Minn., contributed to this report.

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he’ll be held responsible for any problems once a health care overhaul becomes law, so he has every reason to get it right.

“I have no interest in having a bill get passed that fails. That doesn’t work,” he told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview to air Sunday night.

Heading to a rally Saturday in Minneapolis, the president used his weekly radio and Internet address to focus on government figures showing that nearly half of all Americans live without health insurance in a 10-year period. He said the situation will worsen without the changes he wants and that losing coverage can happen to anyone.

“I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it. And if people look and say, You know what? This hasn’t reduced my costs. My premiums are still going up 25 percent, insurance companies are still jerking me around. I’m the one who’s going to be held responsible. So I have every incentive to get this right,” he said in an excerpt of the CBS interview released Saturday.

A new Treasury Department analysis found that 48 percent of all people under age 65 go without health coverage at some point in a 10-year period. The data came from a study that tracked the insurance status of a sample of people from 1997-2006.

The report also found that 57 percent of those under 21 will find themselves without insurance at some point during a span of 10 years and that more than one-third of Americans will be without coverage for a year or more.

“I refuse to allow that future to happen,” Obama said in his weekend message. “In the United States of America, no one should have to worry that they’ll go without health insurance — not for one year, not for one month, not for one day.

“And once I sign my health reform plan into law, they won’t,” he added.

In the Republican address, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said Obama has paid lip service to bipartisanship, rejected ideas that would bring the parties together around overhauling the system and ignored the American people‘s wishes. He criticized the cost and its long-term effect on the budget deficit, saying one of the House bills works out to $2.4 trillion over 10 years, beginning in 2013.

Obama puts the cost of his plan at $900 billion for the period starting in 2010, when more revenue will be available right away.

President Obama should work with Republicans on a bottom-up solution that the American people can support,” Cornyn said.

While Obama pressed his case, thousands of people assembled a few blocks from the White House for a march to the Capitol in a protest against what they consider the government’s out-of-control spending and interference in people’s lives_ including the president’s health care approach. Demonstrators held signs that said “I’m Not Your ATM” and “Obamacare makes me sick.”

The Minneapolis rally is the latest move in the “full-court press” Obama promised as he seeks to overhaul a costly health care system he says will bankrupt the country and leave millions more people without needed coverage if left unchanged.

He followed Wednesday night’s nationally televised health care speech with a day of events at the White House, including more remarks on health care, a Cabinet meeting dominated by the topic and a meeting with moderate Senate Democrats.

Obama planned to continue the focus in the week ahead: a speech Tuesday in Pittsburgh at the AFL-CIO convention, where the need for health care overhaul will be an overriding theme, and a rally Thursday in College Park, Md., a Washington suburb.

In his televised speech to the nation, Obama spelled out what he’d like to see in the health overhaul bill he wants: coverage expanded to most of the nearly 50 million uninsured, new requirements for people to get insurance, new prohibitions against insurance company practices like denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition and creation of a new marketplace, or exchange, where consumers could shop for coverage.

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