Obama Appeals For Public Support On Health Care

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
President Barack Obama is turning up the heat on the nation

(White House photo)

President Barack Obama is turning up the heat on the nation's health insurers as he tries to rally support for his overhaul legislation.

In a speech in suburban Philadelphia, Obama said insurance companies have decided that they'll make money by denying coverage to some and raising premiums on others. Obama says they'll continue to do so as long as they're able to get away with it.

Monday's pitch, along with a similar stop in St. Louis Wednesday, comes as Obama makes an all-out push for his health care proposals. The administration hopes to shift attention away from the political debate on health care and onto the ways the president's plan could help consumers.

The White House has called on the House to act on legislation by the time the president leaves for Asia on March 18.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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