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As skepticism on health reform mounts, President Obama will intensify efforts

Washington Post, July 20, 2009

With skepticism about the president's healthcare reform effort mounting on Capitol Hill, the White House has launched a new phase of its strategy designed to dramatically increase public pressure on Congress. Senior White House aides promise "an aggressive public and private schedule" for Obama as he presses his case for reform, including a prime-time news conference this week, a trip to Cleveland, and heavy use of Internet video to broadcast his message beyond the reach of the traditional media.