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Obama Attracts More Supporters Than Opponents at Maine Event
Maine Public Broadcasting Network Reported By: Josie Huang
President Obama used his first trip to Maine since he took office to tout the benefits of the newly-enacted health care overhaul. His talk of expanding affordable health coverage was embraced inside the Portland Expo, but outside, protesters accused him of leading a government takeover of health care and individual rights.
The president's visit took on the feel of a campaign event, with many ardent supporters of his filling the Expo, after waiting hours for tickets the day before.
They listened as the president took aim at Republicans and pundits who criticize the law.
"Every single day since I signed reform law, there's been another poll or headline that says, 'Nation still divided on health care reform. Polls haven't changed yet. Well, yeah. It's just happened last week!"
. . . He said by 2014, small businesses and the uninsured will be able to purchase affordable cove…