Every day we see more articles with a negative response to the government takeover of health care that President Obama continues to push. The negativity isn't coming from Republicans either. It's coming from Democrats who are unhappy with the legislation and the speed at which it's being pushed through. Here are a handful of today's pieces:
Some House Democrats wavering over whether to back a health-care overhaul questioned whether it would effectively curb the country's health costs, highlighting a difficult issue that the White House and congressional leaders must address in the final negotiations on the measure.
The escalating battle among Democrats over abortion has grabbed headlines, but a few other intraparty disputes are endangering President Obama's proposed health care overhaul.
From stemming rising health care costs and addressing regional disparities on Medicare rates to a general skepticism of the Senate, rank-and-file House Democrats are struggling to support Mr. Obama's plan as they close in on midterm elections. Voters have become increasingly hostile to the effort.
Abortion continued to loom Sunday as the thorny issue that could paralyze the momentum of healthcare reform efforts in the home stretch.Across the Sunday morning shows, lawmakers took sides over whether the final healthcare bill contains language that would allow people receiving government subsidized healthcare to obtain an abortion, and a White House official accused abortion opponent Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) of being "misinformed" about the Senate bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has put the lid on two of the more contentious issues that last week were threatening to divert critical attention away from healthcare’s home stretch.
At the beginning of last week, Pelosi was facing the return of a Caucus that was as fractured over the $15 billion jobs bill as it had been over any other issue before the House last year.