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Health Reform End Game: Every Argument Has Been Made

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President Obama today made a last push for the passage of health care reform legislation, The Associated Press reports, calling on Congress for an "up or down" vote.

“Everything there is to say about health care has been said, and just about everyone has said it,” Obama said, as murmurs of laughter swept through his receptive audience of invited guests in the White House East Room.

At the same time Obama implored Congress to act, the executive who signed Massachusetts health insurance reform into law, former Gov. Mitt Romney, was on NPR's Talk of The Nation promoting his new book, "No Apology," and his potential GOP candidacy for the presidency. Speaking to host Neal Conan, Romney said "The president's health care plan is a bad idea," even though it has many elements of the Mass. law.

This program aired on March 3, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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