A proposed expansion of services for the elderly and people with disabilities faces major budget pressure.
TV ads sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and unions claim that a bill empowering Medicare to negotiate lower prices would destroy union jobs.
The president's speech will endorse key elements of a plan Democratic leaders in Congress have been crafting.
Included would be more money for health care, education, family services and environmental programs and tax breaks for families.
Twitter users mocked the New York congresswoman for praising Medicare and Medicaid without realizing they're forms of socialism.
A combination of money and politics likely means party leaders can't do everything they and their supporters want.
Rep. Debbie Dingell learned first-hand the difficulty of finding home care for the elderly and those with disabilities. Now she's pushing a proposal to fix that.
A group of centrist Democrats wants the party to confront the pharmaceutical industry. Their main opponents? Other centrist Democrats.
The controversial drug, called Aduhelm, costs $56,000 a year and some patients could face copayments of $11,500 annually.
The president still wants ambitious legislation this year, officials said, even though next week's budget document won't have specifics