Lawmakers Say Health Overhaul Has Been Slowed

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top members of Congress say it's unlikely they
will meet President Barack Obama's August deadline for a sweeping
health care overhaul.

Lawmakers on Sunday said they will not rush on a health care
overhaul that isn't even in final form yet.

The North Dakota senator in charge of the budget committee, Democrat Kent Conrad, says there's plenty of time for the overhaul while Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says there's no rush.

Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says Obama would be
pleased with the progress toward overhaul, while Republican Sen.
Judd Gregg of New Hampshire says it's "highly unlikely" his budget committee would move because the legislation isn't even written.

The lawmakers appeared on CNN's "State of the Union."


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