He challenged his Republican critics as follows, as quoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer:
"I got all my Republican colleagues out there saying, 'Well, no, no, no, we want to focus on things like cost,'" the president said. "You had 10 years. What happened? What were you doing?"Indeed.
The Republicans keep saying that the American people don't like the current health care bill. But is that because of what's actually in the bill, or what the Republicans have scared them into thinking, with their silly talk of "death panels" and such?
The fact is that the American people voted in 2008 for the candidate who promised health care reform. The American people voted for the candidate who promised to crack down on out-of-control insurance premiums, denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions, and dropped coverage when you get sick.
The Republicans, it seems, would rather keep us sick and broke. Then big business can have its way.