PRESIDENT OBAMA VOWS TO GET THE "RIGHT" HEALTH CARE BILL PASSED BECAUSE "I OWN IT" HE TELLS "60 MINUTES" -- SUNDAY
President Obama vows to get the "right" health-care bill signed, declaring in a 60 MINUTES interview that "I own it" and that he will be ultimately responsible for the legislation. The president sat down for an interview with Steve Kroft last night at the White House that will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Sept. 13 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
An excerpt follows:
"I have no interest in having a bill get passed that fails. That doesn't work. You know, I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it. And if people look and say, �You know what? This hasn't reduced my costs. My premiums are still going up 25 percent, insurance companies are still jerking me around.' I'm the one who's going to be held responsible. So I have every incentive to get this right."