Did Healthcare Summit Make an Impact?

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The day-long heath care summit is over, but some are not sure if it made any difference.

There are reports President Barack Obama wants health reform legislation passed by mid-March. And if that does not happen, he may ask Congress to temporarily set it aside.

CBN White House Correspondent David Brody appeared on Friday's CBN Newschannel's Morning program to give his insight on what to expect next on the battle for health care reform.

Click play to watch the interview.

"I'm hoping that this isn't just political theater," Obama said in his opening statement to the summit.

"We believe we have a better idea," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said in his opening remarks on behalf of Republican members of Congress. "And that's to take many of the examples that you just mentioned about health care costs and make that our goal: reducing health care costs. We need to start over and go step by step toward that goal."

"Every so often we have a good conversation trying to get on some specifics," Obama said. "And then we go back to the standard talking points that Democrats and Republicans have had for the past year."

"Frankly I was discouraged by the outcome," Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. "I don't think there will be Republican support for this 2,700 page bill that the American people are so overwhelmingly opposed to."

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