Democrats Vow to Continue with Health Care Overhaul
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she thought Democrats in Congress would still produce healthcare legislation despite recent difficulties, saying no bill was not an option.
"I don't see that (no bill) as a possibility; we will have something," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol.
Many Democrats have become pessimistic about finding a quick way forward for healthcare. Months-long efforts to pass a comprehensive overhaul have stalled after their party last week lost a crucial 60th Senate vote needed to pass the measure.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday ruled out dropping efforts to pass legislation remaking US health care, which faces an uncertain fate in the US Congress.
"I don't see that as a possibility. We will have something," Pelosi said as top Democrats and the White House groped for a way to advance President Barack Obama's top domestic goal. "One way or another, we will go forward with that."
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