Politics & Government

March 12, 2010

Obama expects health care vote by 21st, delays foreign trip

President Obama now expects Democrats can get the votes in Congress for final passage of the health care overhaul by March 21 — the calculation that triggered his announcement today that he will delay by three days his trip to Guam, Indonesia and Australia. The president's plan to expand coverage to 31 million more Americans and impose new regulations on the insurance industry is his biggest domestic policy promise.

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