Obama Delays Trip to Focus on Health Care

Posted March 12, 2010 at 9:36am

President Barack Obama is delaying a trip to Asia to keep working on getting health care reform done, a White House aide confirmed Friday.

Obama was set to leave March 18 and has been pressing House Democratic leaders to nail down a strategy for passing the Senate-passed health care bill before he left. But House leaders have signaled that they may not be working under that deadline, and the president is now postponing his trip until March 21.