WASHINGTON (CNN) — Compromise is coming on a health care reform bill, President Barack Obama's senior adviser said Sunday.
Speaking on the ABC program "This Week," David Axelrod dodged direct questions about whether Obama would sign a bill without a government-run public insurance option.
He noted that the five proposals passed so far by House and Senate committees would eventually be melded into one through further negotiations and debate.
"I believe that there is a fundamental belief on the Hill at this time that we can't fail now," Axelrod said. He added that he thinks that determination "will overcome these differences. … There will be compromise."
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