Obama Keeps Up The Fight For Health Care

BIG SKY, Mont. -- President Barack Obama is asking Americans to lower the volume of the rhetoric over his health care proposal while acknowledging "legitimate differences" worthy of discussion.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he knows "the idea of change can be unsettling" in harsh economic times.

He also says he realizes that some people believe "that government should have no role at all in solving our problems."

The president seeks legislation that would provide coverage for millions of uninsured people while controlling skyrocketing costs, and the debate over it has turned increasingly noisy and partisan.

Critics say proposals in Congress would lead to too much money spent and too much government intrusion.

Obama takes the health care campaign to a town hall meeting today in Colorado.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 19, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    Get real, just to be factfull, Obama spent in 6 months what George did in 8 years. Don't even go there now, the argument is getting tired. You cannot blame current spending on W, he is out of the picture. This is about the massive debt we now have and the possibility of even more. We cannot print our way out of this. Nathan, we have enough of our own supply of oil in the US under you feet. The problem, environmentalists that support the democratic party, which is my party, controls what they drill. Ladies and Gents, we simply cannot afford what Obama wants to do with healthcare and the elderly know it. Media blames republicans, however, it goes across both parties or you haven not been paying attention. Seniors will control the next election. You and me, we will be pushed aside, our votes are only 35% of the votes in this country, they make up the rest. So, bye bye Obama.
  • by Susan Location: New Bern on Aug 18, 2009 at 07:12 AM
    For all those who say Obama is a socialist, explain what a socialist is. I bet if you look in webster you'll see a picture of yourselves, Bush, McCain & Palin. You don't even know what a socialist is, let alone explain it. When you do explain it or how it relates to Obama it will be a lie. Lying and spreading hate are two things all you Obama opponents do well.
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Aug 17, 2009 at 08:00 AM
    Let's come to a consenses. Let the MAN TALK!!!! GOOOOOOO OBAMA!!! I Support the Obama's TEAM!
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Aug 16, 2009 at 07:15 PM
    To Investor, following 9/11, GM threw their support behind the Middle East by saying that they would hold off on alternative fuel research for five years. You're [sure] right people are trading in for Japanese cars. They get better gas mileage. That's a no-brainer. Plus they're more reliable. A Chevy is fairly reliable, but Ford and Chrysler, not so much. People can't afford to fuel and maintain American cars. Also, I agree with "Get Real", both posts. As for the actual issues, do Republicans never get sick? Or should health care only be available to those born with a silver spoon in their mouths? Sometimes I wish that long after I pass, the economy will really fail and some of the wealthy will actually have to work for a living. Too bad they couldn't then pass that knowledge back to the ones living now so they could be thankful for those of us who do work and give us a break now and again.
  • by Otis Location: Chocowinity,NC on Aug 16, 2009 at 05:06 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to Republican pressure and an uneasy public, President Barack Obama's administration signaled Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance as part of a new health care system. Facing mounting opposition to the overhaul, administration officials left open the chance for a compromise with Republicans that would include health insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run plan. Such a concession probably would enrage Obama's liberal supporters.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 16, 2009 at 08:09 AM
    Wow!27 hours now, and no comment from Lavon.Does anyone out there know whether he's locked up or something? This is highly unusual.
  • by Fred Location: Albertson NC. on Aug 16, 2009 at 12:57 AM
    Hello Mr Jordan, Regarding the health care debate. I have a situation that bears attention. I have one surving parent with major health issues. On June 16 2009 I mailed a detailed letter to President Obama and Congress addressing the issue of how no law firm in North Carolina wants to face off with University Health Systems when a patient has been damaged while in their care. The letter also outlined overcharging of Medicare and Insurers. I am up at this time of the morning, nursing my one surviving parent so she might live to see another day. I do this by myself 24/7 as I have since February. Do you think any one in the government pays attention to what the public describes? Can you help me get their attention, or should I write to the US Attorney General and also take out an ad in the New York times to publish the letter so all may read. Doctors and hospitals cant get away with damaging a person mentally & physically and then not be held accountable for their actions.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2009 at 11:26 PM
    In answer to Morris. I voted for him and I defend him. My guess is that you did the same for the "idiot" you elected in 2000 and 2004.
  • by Morris Location: NC on Aug 15, 2009 at 08:00 PM
    How can any of you Obama voters defend. The idiot you eleceted now?
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 15, 2009 at 07:30 PM
    Can anyone believe that a story with Obama's name on it has been up for over 14 hours now, and NO smart comment from LAVON has been posted.
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