Prior to kickoff, President Barack Obama went on National television to address the nation. After the recent republican win in Massachusetts, the President’s plans to reform health care have come to a halt. This has left many Americans wondering if any reform will come at all.
Obama explained his next step in the superbowl interview on CBS, “After the recess, I want to come back and have a large meeting, Republicans and Democrats, to go through systematically all the best ideas that are out there and move it forward.”
The future of the Bill is very uncertain with the possible shift of political power that may occur in the congressional elections in November. Stephen Collinson, an author for google, pointed out that failing to pass the bill would cast doubt on prospects for Obama’s already pared-down reform agenda, and inflict a damaging blow to his political authority.
While people may have their doubts, the President’s confidence was shown in a recent statement he gave.
“I’m not going to walk away from the American people. I’m not going to walk away from this challenge. I’m not going to walk away on any challenge.”