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Feb 6, 2010 1:03 PM by Associated Press

Obama says he's not giving up on health reform

President Barack Obama says he's committed to pushing through a health care overhaul and isn't giving up.

Obama spoke to party activists Saturday at the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee. He says he knows the debate over fixing the health care system has been difficult and the easiest solution might be to just give up.

But Obama said there should be no doubt: he is moving forward on health care reform.

Obama comments came two days after he told a Democratic National Committee fundraiser that health overhaul efforts in Congress might die. The statements at the time left Democratic lawmakers frustrated as they sought guidance from the White House. The lawmakers are seeking to salvage their effort to extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and hold down spiraling medical costs.

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