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Obama Rebuts Criticism of Public Insurance Option

White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton, who briefed reporters aboard Air Force One, brushed off the decision of the American Medical Association to oppose Obama’s health plan based on the president’s embrace of a public option. Obama will address the AMA in Chicago on Monday.

“He knew at the beginning of this process that people would oppose and support different elements that were on and off the table, and this is just one part of the process,” Burton said. “He’s going to talk to the AMA on Monday and thinks that we’ll be able to have an open and honest dialogue about the issues that we’re all very concerned about.”

Among those greeting Obama in Green Bay was Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.), a doctor whose district includes the city.

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