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Obama holds healthcare forum in Virginia

Washington Post, July 2, 2009

President Obama offered a defense of his healthcare reform effort during an hour-long town hall meeting in Northern Virginia that featured seven questions, including one sent via Twitter and several from a handpicked audience of supporters. The administration is increasingly seeking to pressure lawmakers with evidence of the public's desire for action as well as proof that the healthcare industry is a stakeholder in, not an opponent of, the effort.