At an emotional forum in Virginia, President Barack Obama hugged a cancer patient and vowed to bring greater efficiency and accessibility to the nation's healthcare system. Debby Smith, 53, of Appalachia, Va., fought tears as she told Obama of her kidney cancer and her inability to obtain health insurance or hold a job. The president embraced her and called her “exhibit A” in an unsustainable system that is too expensive and complex for millions of Americans.
Hugging cancer patient, Obama pitches health plan
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