Obama admits it: The bill is likely dead:
"No, maybe he can't. , who insisted he would succeed where other presidents had failed to fix the , now concedes the effort may die in Congress.
The president's newly conflicting signals could frustrate Democratic lawmakers who are hungry for guidance from the White House as they try to salvage the effort to extend coverage to millions of and hold down spiraling medical costs. Obama's comments Thursday night came hours after Republican Scott Brown was sworn in to replace the late , leaving Democrats without their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, and Obama's signature with no clear path forward."
Facing reality? Finally.