Obama Pledges Not to Quit on Health Care

(CBS)
Speaking at a town hall in Nashua, N.H., today, President Obama got a huge applause, the biggest he's gotten from a crowd in a while, when talking about health reform.

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.

More applause.

"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."

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Robert Hendin is a CBS News White House producer. You can read more of his posts in Hotsheet here.
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