With no clear path forward on major health care legislation, Democratic leaders in Congress effectively slammed the brakes on President Obama’s top domestic priority on Tuesday, saying they no longer felt pressure to move quickly on a health bill after eight months of setting deadlines and missing them.
“We’re not on health care now,” Mr. Reid said. “We’ve talked a lot about it in the past.”
He added, “There is no rush,” and noted that Congress still had most of this year to work on the health bills passed in 2009 by the Senate and the House.
If there's no rush, it's not happening. If Congress doesn't feel pressured/threatened by Obama, it's not getting done, especially if we pass the March primaries and get into real campaigning season.
The great health insurance company bailout is dead. Let us dance on its grave.