Cross-country health reform bus tour makes stop in Salt Lake

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A grassroots organization that supports President Obama's health care reforms brought their message to Salt Lake Wednesday night.

Organizers say about 1,500 people attended the rally at Sugarhouse Park.

The group, Organizing for America, says health insurance reform is needed now.

"The message is: one, we've got to cut costs. We've got to cut costs for individuals. We've got to cut costs for small businesses. We've got to cut costs for families," said Jeremy Bird, Deputy Director of Organizing for America.

Bird continued, "The second thing we have to do is for those people who have insurance, we've got to make sure they have options; they have different options in terms of plans and doctors. And the last thing we have to do is make sure that all Americans who aren't covered get covered."

The group has traveled around the country by bus and will take its message to Las Vegas Thursday.


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