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Obama heads to Ohio looking for health care votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The health care overhaul continues to take center stage with President Barack Obama still trying to nail down enough votes to pass it.

Obama is set to head to northeast Ohio today with another sales pitch for a bill the top Democratic vote-counter in the House says still lacks enough support to pass.

Obama also appears ready to reverse his position and allow unpopular deal-sweetening measures in the hopes of finding Democratic support for legislation whose future will be decided in coming days.

Obama plans to visit Strongsville, Ohio. That's the home of cancer patient Natoma Canfield, who wrote the president that she gave up her health insurance after it rose to $8,500 a year. Obama repeatedly has cited that letter from a self-employed cleaning worker to illustrate the urgency of the massive overhaul.


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