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September 20th, 2009
08:00 AM ET

Pres. Obama's Health Care Blitz

President Barack Obama - sitting down for five television interviews today. Is he risking overexposure? CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry dropped in on the CNN Newsroom to talk about that with TJ Holmes, ahead of the President's unprecedented media blitz on health care reform.


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  1. Sam Tighiouart

    While I applaude the Presidents effort with healthcare, I can't support it. While those on the hill are busy bickering and trying to convince the American citizen that they are correct, both sides miss the point. It is not a Republican or Democratic issue, it is a cost containment issue and neither plan has that! We don't want mandatory healthcare, we want affordable healthcare and not affordable by Washingtons standard, but affordable by our bankaccount standard. The real issue is that we have a business competing for profit against a human service.

    September 21, 2009 at 8:26 am |
  2. Mike Armstrong TX.

    How about all the little questions that are slipping thru the cracks like American companys overseas run buy unions. who takes responsibility for none American labor when the company takes a dive who pays for there health care and pays for there pensions these companys should be on there own when they betray the American citizens such as Maytag and GM and all others moving there companeys elswheres if its not done or made in America then the American people should not be responsible to bail them out.

    September 21, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  3. Randy N

    Yes he does have showmenship,just wish he would put actual effort into running this country. Like that will happen. I with the help of the people in this country could get jobs goin in 3 days, I've stated this before. This goverment is working for itself, it has to be stopped that is the only reason I've run for President for the past 9 years. Oh you havn't heard of me, it's possible you won't listen. Oh well I'll keep running Vote Tea Vote Randy.Have a good day.

    September 21, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  4. Beatrice

    It's nice to see his big smile... and not him shown as Hitler, the Joker and whoever other bizarre representation!!!!

    September 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  5. Greg

    Why does Obama's health care blitz lack any focus on preventative health care? Why are we not discussing the tools that can help us lead healthier lives through physical activity and nutrition? Can the government really craft health care reform that is going to change our lives? Take control of your health. Online fitness tools, such as Holosfitness.com, can help you get in shape, stay in shape, and lead a healthy lifestyle. This is the only effective long-term solution to health care reform.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  6. Randy N

    I did not see all,but I did see him on leno, He has showmanship. Too bad it doesn't help this country Vote Tea Vote Randy, We want this person out along with all the rest of our public servants. Impeach is the word until they are gone Thank you.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  7. MR.AL

    President Obama push for health care for all needs showmenship as randy n called it. While republican lawmakers and special intrest play the race card Americans are still waiting for a health plan that isn't more than their salary. Lawmakers don't seem to care, why? THEIR HEALTH IS FREE!!!!!!!!!

    MR.AL

    September 22, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  8. CHUCK

    AMAZING! I find it amazing that so many people who are obviously ignorant of the facts are so ready with the stupid, childish insults. Healthcare and big pharma are greedy, out of control industries and taking them on is a task of monumental proportion. They put out lies and their GOP stooges fuel the lies and the far right knuckle draggers grab their guns and begin howling.

    The sad thing is that the media legitimizes these clowns by all the coverage, while the reasonable people who deal in facts not rhetoric are pretty much ignored. Come on CNN! Have the courage to call a lie A LIE! Oh yeah, NEWS FLASH! A majority of americans want a public option! They just aren't screaming insults and lying, so they are unfortunatly a silent, unreported majority.

    September 22, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  9. Chris

    If you want America to prosper, you have to find a way to get the people off of welfare and free healthcare. There must be lifetime limits on this type of help. We simply can't afford the millions of people who refuse to pitch in and help.

    September 22, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  10. alexlyrics

    90% of the fear of this health care bill has been promoted by news networks.
    I have heard more stories about why this bill isn't going to pass, and whats wrong with the bill, and why the democrats and republicans can't agree.

    Why not promote positive news stories about government getting together in compromise to get this bill passed. ??????????????

    September 22, 2009 at 8:11 pm |
  11. john

    I would like to commend Wolf for finally trying to get an honest answer from Axlerod and the whitehouse. It didn`t work but good try. Next time why not question him about their claim about the AMA supporting the plan. Guess what only 120,000 doctors out of 800,000 belong and 45% of all doctors in america say they will retire if Obamacare is passed. Tell the truth about drug Co`s who will spend less money in research under Obamacare. Tell the truth about keeping your own health care. Obama plays games with the American people by saying no where in my health care bill does it say you can`t keep your health care. Dah how stupid do you think we are.I watch 4-6 hours of news a day along with other sources. I watch CNN, MSNBC, FOX, Bloomburg.I can weed out tyhe lies. Please try to be responsible and tell the truth.

    September 23, 2009 at 2:10 am |
  12. Chris

    What this overexposure has shown all of us working class people is that he is determined to tax us to the poor house and have us switch places with those who live on welfare. This man has shown racism thoughout his short term in office, but of course the news media will never investigate exactly why does Obama work so hard to kill this countries ethics and replace it with some type of government run care system.

    September 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm |