Obama Says Delays on Health Care Unacceptable
Tuesday, July 21, 2009; 1:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says critics of his health care overhaul are working from "a familiar Washington script that we've seen many times before" that favors politics over policy.
Obama on Tuesday said his opponents are trying to slow health care changes in the hopes it fails. He says those critics favor insurance companies over consumers. He says a delay fails to put the interests of Americans first.
Obama says he wants to sign legislation that expands coverage, improves quality and brings down costs.
Obama has spent recent days defending his campaign for a health care bill before Congress' August recess.