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Obama supporters plan pro-health overhaul push

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of President Barack Obama's health care agenda are ramping up their efforts with rallies and bus tours starting this week.

They're hoping to counter an increase in public skepticism in advance of the return of Congress to Washington after Labor Day.

A spokeswoman for an umbrella group in favor of health care overhaul says the group wants Congress to return with what she calls the "real message" -- that most people "want comprehensive health care reform" now.

She says the rowdy town hall meetings dominated by critics of the Democrats' plan don't represent the views of the majority of the public.

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