"Seven presidents have tried to reform a healthcare system that everyone acknowledges is broken," Obama said. "Seven presidents have failed up until this point. We are now that close to having a bill that does all the things that I said and most experts said needed to be done when we started this process."
As for White House gate-crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi, Obama admitted that he was angry with his staff over the couple's infiltration of a White House state dinner for the Indian prime minister last month. The Salahis, who aspire to join the cast of the upcoming Bravo reality show "The Real Housewives of D.C.," have said they thought they had been invited, but they have refused to testify before a congressional committee investigating the security breach.