Obama’s health-care plan to live or die with a handful of House Dems

by Jon Ward
The Daily Caller

In Washington, the House Budget Committee will hold a mark-up session with the “reconciliation” legislation that Democrats released late Sunday. The expected result is that the committee will pass the bill forward to the House Rules Committee, where the real changes to the bill will be added on Wednesday.

A vote is currently expected this weekend. Obama has postponed his departure for a trip to Indonesia, Guam and Australia from Thursday to Sunday.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod, President Obama’s top political adviser, tried to create a sense of inevitability about a bill on the Sunday shows, even as a top House Democrat admitted they still don’t have the votes. [Emphasis CAJ]

Yet Gibbs predicted on “Fox News Sunday” that Obama’s health-care reform would be “the law of the land” by next weekend.

Axelrod said he was “absolutely confident that we are going to be successful,” on “Meet the Press.”

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