"Dr. Obama" (7/23)

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

President Barack Obama is expected to visit the Cleveland Clinic Thursday as part of his campaign to promote health care reform.

White House officials said Saturday that the president would visit Northeast Ohio but did not offer a specific time or location for the event.

The appearance comes as Obama’s health care plan is under attack by both Republicans and some Democrats, who say the plan is too expensive.

Obama has praised the Cleveland Clinic in the past for playing a role in the health care reform by providing “the highest quality care at costs well below the national norm.”

(article from the Plain Dealer, writen by Mark Naymik/Plain Dealer Politics Writer/mnaymik@plaind.com)