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Obama Addresses Health Care Critics

During the height of the controversy over President Obama's budget proposal, he returned to campaign mode and took his message to the people. Now, with national health care in his crosshairs, he is doing the same thing. Speaking today in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Obama emphasized the urgent need for a health care overhaul, saying the economy would benefit as a result. Obama also vaguely addressed his critics, saying "there are some who believe that reform is too expensive, but I can assure you that doing nothing will cost us far more in the coming years." Many protesters voiced their disapproval for Obama's plan for "socialized" medicine, but he remained steadfast in his demand for the health care overhaul to be underway by August.