September 14th, 2009
03:51 PM ET
5 years ago

President Obama taking health care message on the road

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama is taking his health care message back on the road this week.

The White House says that the president will hold a rally on health care Thursday at the University of Maryland. The school is located in College Park, Maryland, about ten miles from the White House.

The president headlined a similar rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota Saturday, and discussed health care reform in an interview that aired Sunday night on "60 Minutes" on CBS, part of a push by the White House to build momentum out of Obama's health care address last Wednesday night to a joint-session of Congress.

The president is also likely to raise the issue when he travels to Pittsburgh and speaks in front of the AFL-CIO annual convention Tuesday.

–CNN White House Producer Erika Dimmler contributed to this report


Filed under: Health care • President Obama
soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. yuri

    Overexposure of Obama is the obvious talk of the town, especially by Pat Buchanan of Morining Joe program of the MSNBC.

    September 14, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  2. Dar

    Of course he will be politicing for 2012, opps I mean the health care reform bill that will cost Americans zero taxes. He has to because if looks behind him there isnt as many people falling him now. Yes we need reform but not this reform bill. I wish he would really read this bill and then tell us the truth, that there needs to be changes that will allow the heath care to be reformed in the right way. This takes time and for some reason he wants to push this peice of junk through at lighting speed. Get it right the first time guys, thats why we hired you.

    September 14, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  3. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    I wonder if any of the shout-down thugs that attacked Democrats in the town halls would like to engage the POTUS, in public view, on the issue? I'll bet they're waiting for instructions from Rush, Hannity and Bumbler Beck on that, don't you?!

    September 14, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  4. www.twitter.com/whybs

    Thank You for fighting for us and not R&F (Rich & Filthy)

    Good luck and God Bless.

    - I approve of Obama and I am not Black OR White OR Grey OR Blue

    September 14, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  5. james

    obama is on the perpetual campaign. when does he actually do any work? empty rhetoric, empty suit! blah,blah,blah.

    September 14, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  6. rr

    What's so wrong about letting people shop for health care like they do for auto insurance: shop across state lines and all over the country?

    Why are the democrats against this?

    September 14, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. pete

    When he's out on the road, he should throw this under the bus also.

    September 14, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  8. Mark

    He must think the tea party folks are still in washington.

    September 14, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. And on the third day

    What is the deal with this clown, actual facts just don't mean anything to him or is that the media let's him say any lie he wants and nobody (but the usual suspects) checks any of them out?

    He LIED about there being no chance of illegals being covered, he LIED about about abortions NOT being covered, he LIED about me being able to keep my Doctor, he LIED about me being able to KEEP my insurance, HE SIMPLY LIED and this is not my opinion, "thems be da fax"".

    How about , I saved millions of jobs even though there is NO proof of it, you can uh, uh, uh, uh, uh trust me.

    He would NEVER lie………………………………..

    September 14, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  10. T22

    Taking it on the road? Hopefully he'll leave it on the road!

    September 14, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. pete

    It's like watching TV with my little kids. The same thing, over and over.

    September 14, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. granny

    Americans instinctively know whats good for their country. They gave Obama the benefit of the doubt, knowing his liberal markist trends we hoped he would fulfill his promises. HE LIED ON EVERY PLEDGE. He no longer has any credibility. No one can believe ANYTHING he says. EVERYTHING he campaigns for now is to ruin our country. He was raised in Kenya , he is not CULTURALLY an American. He can't love this country like us, who our ancestors died for. Get off the tube, hang out in the white house do that job and leave us and our country alone.

    September 14, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Trade Freedom for Security, Lose Both

    Why is Obama wasting his time preaching to the AFL-CIO choir? If health care is that important and that urgently needed, shouldn't he be taking his case to the people who are undecided? Contrary to what is frequently posted, some people just need more information and clarity because so much confusing information is coming out of Washington. I, for one, would like to see Obama review the exact numbers backing his claim that 49 million more people will have insurance, but it won't add to the deficit. In other words, show me exactly where the $1 trillion to pay for his reforms is going to be cut out of the Federal Government buget, and show me the legislation to back it.

    September 14, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  14. ICARE

    Look, we need to demand perfection and it needs to start with all of us. The reason the system is broke is not because of our politicians or our President.

    It is because of US. Deuh.....

    We're the same people working and not getting 4 weeks of vacation, while EU's people DEMAND it and they get 4 weeks of vacation per year.

    We dont demand perfection so we get what is leftover – nothing.

    September 14, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  15. aware

    Give us a break Obama! Your sales pitch has become odious! :(

    September 14, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  16. Fed up

    Campaigner in chief again!! does this man ever get tired of hearing himself speak? too bad he won't be honest with us about the crap he is trying to shove down our throats.

    September 14, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  17. Mississippi Mike

    The only thing he knows how to do is campaign. That much is clear. The problem is that he's got a rotten product to try to sell to a public that is tired of empty promises and "artful" statements (i.e. carefully crafted lies).

    September 14, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. Di

    Obama needs to Fire It Up and repair all the govenment programs PO, Medicare, Medicaid, HUD, Fannie, etc ................ We do not need more government programs or entitlements! We are behind you. Ready to Go!

    September 14, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  19. stormerF

    Obama on the campaign trail again,Who is minding the store? All Obama does is campaign,for a Health care bill that does not exist yet. It will be wrong to get aboard for a health care bill that is not in final form yet,Need I remind you of the AIG Bonuses?
    Why is Obama wasting all this energy,traveling all the time,he should be at his Office,Where is his office?does Obama know the way to his Office?Anyway what would he do in his office? Maybe govern?...Who is really pulling Obama's strings?

    September 14, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  20. Question

    And on the third day – I have not read the bill proposed. Can you give me the exact section's where this information is located?

    Thanks,

    "He LIED about there being no chance of illegals being covered, he LIED about about abortions NOT being covered, he LIED about me being able to keep my Doctor, he LIED about me being able to KEEP my insurance, HE SIMPLY LIED and this is not my opinion, "thems be da fax""."

    September 14, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  21. G2

    Stop talking and start compromising....

    SERIOUS MALPRACTICE REFORM
    NO PRE-EXISTING CONDITION EXCLUSIONS
    COVER ALL KIDS

    but....

    NO PUBLIC OPTION
    NO SOCIALIZED MEDICINE
    NO GOVERNMENT RATIONING OR PANELS

    September 14, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  22. Jon in CA

    GREAT.... he's wasting MORE taxpayer dollars flying around the country on AF-1, thinking he can personally "campaign" everyone into buying his Government-Takeover.

    The MORE we see you... the LESS we like you and your ACORN/ VAN JONES / NEA-Propoganda machine.

    September 14, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  23. Farrell in Houston

    Mr. President, you've got my support along with millions of others.

    September 14, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  24. Dan, WA

    Barack, you go tell lies and lies and lies. More you tell them, more you will go down. You have no idea what reform you want to have. Health care is sacred to American people and it is between the patient and a doctor. You are nobody to reform it. Go away.

    September 14, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  25. Kelby In Houston, Texas

    Please President don't preach to the choir. Take the message to the misled, ignorant and uninformed...with lots of protection! I assure you, your real base is still with you. We REALLY want a public option and we think it's REALLY important, but we do understand that it is just a means to get to an end.
    But we need to constantly expand the base and increase the number of informed individuals.
    WE are still here
    WE are still with you!

    September 14, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
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