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In St. Louis area, Obama pounds drum for healthcare initiative

Washington Post, March 11, 2010

President Obama made an impassioned case in Missouri Wednesday for his healthcare proposal, delivering a partisan argument for reform as industry groups prepare a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to defeat it, the Washington Post reports. During the speech, Obama criticized his Republican opposition, Washington's wasteful spending, and rising insurance premiums. Obama is visiting media markets that touch multiple congressional districts, and intends to lobby wavering House Democrats to vote for a Senate version of the legislation and to support the subsequent reconciliation process, the Post reports.