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Assailed from all sides, Obama defends his health care plan

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/08/2009

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"WASHINGTON (AP) With control of the health care debate slipping from his grasp, President Barack Obama pitched his ambitious plan to both conservative talk radio and his own liberal supporters Thursday and denied a challenge from one backer that he was "bucklin' a little bit" under Republican criticism. "Liberals were on the verge of revolt as Obama refused to say any final deal must include a government-run insurance option, while Republicans pressed their all-but-unified opposition to the White House effort. Obama, who will leave Washington Friday on vacation, said reason would prevail and it was no time to panic. ""I guarantee you ... we are going to get health care reform done. And I know that there are a lot of people out there who have been hand-wringing, and folks in the press are following every little twist and turn of the legislative process," Obama told a caller to Philadelphia-based radio talk show host Michael Smerconish during a broadcast from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room."

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"Assailed from all sides, Obama defends his health care plan", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 22/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/assailed-from-all-sides-obama-defends-his-health-care-plan