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Toledoans have questions about Obama's health care plan

By Tanieya Lewis - bio | email

Posted by Dave Dykema - email

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Toledoans are confused about President Barack Obama's universal health care plan. It was part of his platform to the presidency. In his ads, he stated, "to fix health care, we have to fix Washington."

Seven mos. into his term, many voters know very little about Mr. Obama's plan for health care.

"He says one thing, then he says another thing," says Paula Taylor. "Everybody's confused about it."

"I would like for him to explain to the citizens of America what the insurance is all about," says retiree Virginia Hollowell.

Hitting the streets during the downtown Toledo lunch rush and talking with citizens, News 11 found many common questions and concerns. Will it help everybody? Will it mix with existing government programs?

Others are worried they'll have to foot the bill.

"I'm self employed and I buy my own anyway, so I feel that the cost is going to be spread right through the middle class, just like everything else," business owner Dan Thomas says.

Although President Obama is giving his health care speech Wednesday night, a White House press secretary notes Mr. Obama is still open to new ideas to make it work.

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