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President pitches health care reform in Green Bay


WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama takes his push for health care reform on the road today, hosting a town-hall meeting in Green Bay, Wis.

The president wants to overhaul the current system to extend coverage to the 50 million people who don't now have health insurance. Lawmakers have been wrestling over whether to add a government-sponsored insurance plan to the mix.

In order to personalize what's at stake, the president will be hearing directly from people about their problems with the system as it is.

The woman who'll introduce him is a young mother who is fighting cancer and is afraid her bills will cost the family their house.

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