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Unhappy with proposed health care reform

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YAKIMA--We're a day away from an expected vote on health care reform legislation, and President Obama is still courting undecided House Democrats to get their support.

The President paid a visit to Capitol Hill Saturday as Democrats prepared for what they hope will be final passage of the bill.

While reminding House Democrats what health care reform could mean to Americans, the President acknowledged that this will be a very difficult vote for many.

Meanwhile, people in Yakima took to the streets to voice their opposition.

About 100 people protested with signs outside of Senator Patty Murray's Yakima office.

These people tell KNDO they are concerned the health care legislation will lead to an increase of taxes and too much government control.

Even though Murray's long supported reform and is not likely to be swayed, the protest goes on.

"Because if you don't stand up for freedom, you'll lose it a lot easier," Linda Crow said.  "You need to fight for what you believe in, not roll over."

Some of the specifics of the proposed legislation include a $940 billion price tag.

The bill also requires some 30 million Americans to get health insurance.