A beleaguered President Obama, scarred repeatedly throughout August by vocal and resilient opponents to his health reform blueprint, plans to debut a new strategy next week to help boost the chances that a bill can get passed by year-end.
President Barack Obama has set a major address on healthcare for Sept. 9 before Congress, according to the Associated Press.
“The ideas are all there on the table,” David Axelrod, senior adviser to the president, told the Associated Press earlier. “Now we are in a new phase, and it's time to pull the strands of these together.”
Throughout the process, Obama has merely sketched out what he wants in a reform bill, giving the House and Senate a wide berth to craft legislation. Congress returns to Washington on Sept. 8, after a month-long recess.