Health care plan backers hit the road in North Caroilna

News & ObserverAugust 10, 2009 

With critics of President Obama's health care proposals having finished their bus tour, supporters of the plan will begin theirs.

Beginning tonight in Greenville, the State Employees Association of North Carolina will host a series of town meetings on health insurance reform across the state.

"State employees are concerned about health care," SEANC executive director Dana Cope in a statement. "Many of them can't afford to cover their spouses or children on the State Health Plan, adding to the growing number of uninsured North Carolinians."

The tour by SEANC comes after the "Hands Off My Health Care" bus tour ended Saturday in Raleigh with a rally of 1,000 people. It was sponsored by the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group.

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