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Obama talks health care in St. Charles, MO

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By Associated Press

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - President Barack Obama is on the road again to pitch health care reform. Speaking at a high school in suburban St. Louis, Obama said the health care system is in greatest need of reform and that it's time for Congress to make an up-or-down vote. He says his administration supports legislation that will target fraud, abuse and waste.

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Top Missouri Republicans called a town hall meeting on health care reform Wednesday in advance of a speech on the topic by President Barack Obama.

Republicans including Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and Congressman Todd Akin scheduled a town hall meeting for 10 a.m. to discuss how Obama's proposals would affect Missouri's budget. That meeting takes place at the St. Charles Convention Center.

The evening fundraiser at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel is being held to benefit Sen. Claire McCaskill and other Democrats.

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