President Obama today called on lawmakers to send him a health care reform bill before the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reports. “We've got to get it done this year,” the president said in a meeting with House Democrats. “We don't have any excuses, the stars are aligned.” He also applauded Nancy Pelosi’s pledge that the House will introduce legislation before the August recess.
“Our health care system is broken,” Obama said. “It's unsustainable for families, for businesses. It is unsustainable for the federal government and state governments.” (Read more President Obama stories.)