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Fight Over Health Care Intensifies

KCUR photo by Dan Verbeck
Dr. Kelvin Walls (L) and Missouri U.S. Senator Claire NcCaskill (Rt) speak on Hospital Hill.

Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City area backers of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama are touting his health insurance plan after the second-presidential debate donnybrook with the GOP's John McCain.
In a park across from Hospital Hill and Childrens' Mercy Hospital, volunteers for Obama brought Lees Summit Surgeon Kelvin Walls to tell why he thinks his candidates plan will work. He believes more people will seek treatment sooner, thus preventing need for more critical care and ultimately, the heath care system will save money. In Wall's words,
these things are only going to help decrease the amount of money that's needed for the system
While McCain and Obama differ vastly on financing of health insurance, Obama supporters says change must be radical as health care costs have gone up 4.4 times faster than aerage Missouri wages the last 8 years.

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