Obama to give Target Center speech Saturday

The president is expected to discuss health insurance reform.
September 09, 2009

Three days after Wednesday night’s key health care address to Congress, President Barack Obama will hold a rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday.
Obama will discuss health insurance reform, emphasizing bringing “stability and security” to the insurance industry, according to a news release.
In the past, Obama has pointed to Minnesota institutions like the Mayo Clinic in Rochester as models for containing health care costs.
“We should ask why places like the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and institutions can offer the highest quality care at costs well below the national norm,” Obama wrote in a June letter to Sens. Ted Kennedy and Max Baucus.
Obama has visited the Target Center before, holding a campaign rally before a packed crowd in February 2008.
Saturday’s speech is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the program will start at 12:30 p.m.

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