Obama Taking Health Care Pitch to the Insured

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President Barack Obama is heading to New Hampshire on Tuesday for a town hall meeting to discuss his universal healthcare plan, but may face tough opposition.

Around 1,800 people will attend the president's town hall meeting, and at least a dozen opposition groups plan to be outside.

Across the country, the healthcare reform debate has become more heated at town hall meetings like the one in Clarkston, Ga. on Monday that had to be secured by police.

"We should eliminate disparities for all people and make health care affordable," said James Hall, a supporter of universal health care.

"I don't want Washington telling me that I can or can't have a procedure done," said Rebekah Vepraskas, a universal health care opponent.  (Or whether) I can or can't have a pap smear."

At a town hall meeting in Pineville, La. over the weekend, the debate over the bill was just as heated.

"A lot of us who have coverage that we're reasonable satisfied with are going to get dumped, pure and simple," said Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

"I want to make sure that kind of medicine never makes it here," said Charlis Vass, an opponent of the healthcare bill.

"I believe that it's the President's intention to ramrod something through Congress," said John Tompkins, who also oppose the bill. "To not even give the people a chance to consider it or even be heard."

On Monday, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., had to shout over protestors as he tried to explain the health care bill.

Republicans said such strong reaction from the public is true opposition to Obama's health care plan. Democrats theorize that Republicans and special interest groups have orchestrated the discontent.

"I just wanted to show my support in some of the angry protests that have been happening, some of the orchestrated protests that have been happening," said bill supporter Brian Cox.

There are more than 1,000 pages in the health care bill.  The White House has set up a website to answer questions about the bill.

"Let me start by dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanasia, cut Medicaid, or bring about a government takeover of health care," Obama said. "That is simply not true."

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