Pro-Health Reform, Other Rallies To Start This Week
In an effort to counter the public's growing skepticism over health reform, "supporters of President Barack Obama's health care agenda are ramping up their efforts with rallies and bus tours starting this week," the Associated Press reports.
According to the news service, Health Care for America Now, a group pushing for health care overhaul, is joining forces with Organizing for America "the Obama campaign organization now melded into the national Democratic Party" for events scheduled to kick off Wednesday, with "some 500 events planned around the country through Labor Day." An Organizing for America bus tour will also start Wednesday, in cities including Phoenix, Albuquerque and Denver (8/25).
CNN: "'We intend to demonstrate in the last two weeks of recess where the majority of American sentiment is on this issue in favor of health insurance reform,' said Brad Woodhouse, a DNC spokesman. Woodhouse predicted that 'hundreds and in some cases thousands of local people' will attend and participate in the events (8/25).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.