Obama: Don’t Jam Health Care Bill Through Before Brown Is Seated

Posted by | January 20, 2010 15:59 | Filed under: Top Stories

President Obama says Democrats shouldn’t vote on health care until Scott Brown is seated and there is Republican support.

“The people of Massachusetts spoke. He’s got to be part of that process,” Obama said.

Now Democrats need to reach across the aisle on popular health care provisions such as cost controls and aid to small businesses, he said.

One option is to try to get the House on board with the Senate bill; another is to promise changes later on.

A third option emerged Wednesday – a scaled-back bill that would keep centrist Democrats in line and perhaps attract the support of moderate Republicans.

That appeared to be Obama’s preferred approach.

“I would advise that we try to move quickly to coalesce around those elements in the package that people agree on,” he said in an interview with ABC News.

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