He said that governments needs to work on "fixing a health insurance system that too often works better for the insurance industry than it does for the American people."
The crowd applauded.
"I do not quit. We are going to get that done," he added.
"We've got to get it done," he to the growing cheers.
Yet more and more, louder and louder applause.
"We have to get it done," he said a final time.
By this time the crowd was on its feet. Still applauding.
Once the applause let down, he went on talking about the need for reform. He said he won't forget people hurt by the system and implored congress for action: "lets get it done this year."
CBSNews.com Special Report: Health Care
Robert Hendin is a CBS News White House producer. You can read more of his posts in Hotsheet here.