"Make no mistake, the statis quo on health care is no longer an option for the United States of America. If we step back from this challenge right now, we will leave our children a legacy of debt, a future of crushing costs that will bankrupt our families, our businesses and, because will have done nothing to bring down the costs of Medicare and Medicaid, will crush our government....
I want to be everybody on notice, because there was a lot of chatter during the week that I was gone. We are going to get this done. Inaction is not an option."