Kennedy believes the only way to overcome roadblocks in the House is for President Bush to reaffirm his commitment to parity. "What we need the most is for people to write the White House and get their friends and activists in the health care field to use their political clout to contact the White House," he said. "President Bush spoke in favor of parity last year. We have the majority of members of the House behind this bill. We can get this done with a presidential commitment. The House will do this if the president says it's a priority of his. We know the Senate's already there."