NEWSMAKER -- March 24, 2010 at 6:46 PM EDT
Excerpts: Pelosi on Health Reform as a Model for Future Legislation
Fresh off the passage of sweeping health care reform legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with Jim Lehrer Wednesday about the political battle over the bill, what it means for the American public and why lawmakers were so sharply divided along party lines during the debate.
In this excerpt, Pelosi discusses whether the health reform push is a model for future legislative efforts:
Here, the Speaker discusses passing health care the "Pelosi way":
And the search for bipartisanship in the contentious reform debate:
Watch the full interview on Wednesday's NewsHour.