Obama Calls Meeting With All 60 Senate Democrats

12.15.09 | FL News Team

Party officials say Obama called the meeting to urge the Dems to make their big move on healthcare reform. Today's meeting comes as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tries to drum up the votes necessary to pass a health reform measure. The U.S. House has already passed a healthcare reform bill, but similar legislation has been bogged down in the Senate by Republican objections and Democratic infighting. Many Democrats still disagree on issues like Medicare, abortion and the so-called "public option." The President has said he wants a final healthcare reform bill passed by Christmas.