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Obama battles health care chatter

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Obama battles health care chatter

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — This is not the August that President Obama had planned.

Obama, who initially demanded that the House and Senate pass health care overhauls by now, was playing defense at a town-hall-style meeting here Tuesday, his signature initiative under increasingly fierce fire.

The session at Portsmouth High School lacked the chanting and catcalls that has disrupted hometown meetings some members of Congress have held, but the president found himself having to deny his proposals would lead to rationing, socialized medicine or government “death panels” to oversee end-of-life care.

“I’ve seen some of those signs,” Obama said, ridiculing accusations from opponents that he wants to create “death panels that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that it’s too expensive to let her live.

“I’m not in favor of that,” he told 1,800 people inside the hall while about 1,000 demonstrators outside shouted at each other across police cordons.

The fact that Obama felt the need to deny plans to “pull the plug on grandma” and that the White House moved to schedule a trio of town-hall meetings — the president will hold one in Bozeman, Mont., on Friday and another in Grand Junction, Colo., on Saturday — reflects growing concern within the administration that the most vociferous critics of his health care plans are now dominating the debate.

The reason the White House had pushed for congressional action before the August recess began was precisely to avoid this scenario: critics filling the summer lull with protests and ads that could raise concerns and rally opposition to Obama’s top legislative priority.

“It’s amplified the stakes,” Republican strategist Kevin Madden says of the demonstrations, saying the White House was “late in responding” to them.

“It wasn’t something (the White House advisers) wanted the president to get involved in right away, but they could see what was happening,” says Democratic consultant Peter Fenn. “You’ve got to answer the crazy charges.”

So Obama was a man on a mission in the Granite State, repeatedly trying to reassure the crowd and his broader national audience that a health-care overhaul would make the system work better for them, not worse.

“For all the chatter and the yelling and the shouting and the noise, what you need to know is this: If you don’t have health insurance, you will finally have quality, affordable options, once we pass reform,” he said. “If you do have health insurance, we will make sure that no insurance company or a government bureaucrat gets between you and the care that you need.”

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter ting health insurance policy, Barack Obama race storm lifting

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Democrat former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter ting health insurance policy, Barack Obama race storm lifting

BEIJING, September 18, according to Xinhua Hong Kong “Ta Kung Pao” on the 18th reported that the U.S. politicians on the health-care reform plan set off a heated debate has evolved into a racial storm, the former Democratic president Jimmy Carter for President Obama’s health-care escort, when the reform and criticize the opponents is that Obama itself is black, and pointed out that the eyes of many local whites, the general view that people of African descent are not eligible to be president.

Carter’s remark, immediately triggered controversy, not only disgusted with Republican leaders, even the White House is putting out the fire immediately, saying that Obama does not believe his criticism of the outside world was based on his skin.

Last week, Obama delivered a speech to the joint session of Congress to promote his proposed health care reform plan, the audience of the South Carolina Republican Rep. Wilson sudden clamor, interrupted Obama’s speech, and shouted at the oba Malaysia lied. The incident sparked strong criticism from the outside world that Wilson would not respect the president, but also reflects the struggle between political parties on Medicare has been white-hot.

Carter accepted NBC interview Wednesday, pointed out that Wilson clamor in Congress for President Barack Obama is a racist fermentation. Carter said: “I think it shares a strong resentment against the move by Obama, most are based on he is black, is African-American.”

Carter added: “Racism still exists, I think it has been floating to the surface, as many whites, not only in the south, but in the country, believe that African Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. This is an order human aversion to the atmosphere, so that I feel deeply sad and concerned. ”

In his view, Congress Obama yelled, “You lie”, and the public question and answer session recently in a strong reaction, not only in the debate on whether to accept Obama’s health care reform policies of the accidental event, but rooted in racism.

For Carter’s remarks, the first black Republican National Committee Chairman Steele disagree, do not think that the ethnic factor trigger a health care reform opposition. Steele said: “Carter is entirely wrong, this is not because of their race, but because the policy itself.”

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