WASHINGTON (AP) - With votes set in the House, President Barack
Obama is still pounding away hard for a bill overhauling the health
care system before Congress takes a summer recess.
In a nationally broadcast interview, Obama acknowledged a
controversy over the cost of reinventing the system at a time when
the economy remains hobbled, but declared: "There is no free
In one of a series of network interviews, he said it's time to
stop "putting money into things that aren't making people
Obama has proposed increasing taxes on well-off people to help
underwrite the cost. He said in one interview that "I think the
best way to fund it is for people like myself who have been very
lucky to pay a little bit more."