WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama travels to Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday to try to sway the public’s opinion of his health care overhaul.
It’s Obama’s first beyond-Washington event aimed at promoting the plan since it was passed Sunday. The president signed it into law Tuesday.
The president is scheduled to speak at the University of Iowa, which is in Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack’s district. Loebsack voted for the health care bill.
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Before the vote, Obama promised wavering Democrats, who primarily were moderates in conservative-leaning districts and states, that they wouldn’t be left standing alone if they cast the tough “yes” votes on the bill.