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Obama hits insurance companies, GOP in speech to build support for health care reform

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GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) -- President Barack Obama accused insurance companies of placing profits over people and said Republicans ignored long-festering problems when they held power as he sought to build support today for swift passage of legislation stalled in Congress.

"How much higher do premiums have to rise before we do something about it?" said Obama, making the first in an expected string of out-of-town trips to pitch his plan to remake the health care system.

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