Democrat Barack Obama is touting his plan for expanded health care coverage as doing more than plans offered by his Democratic rivals. Virtually all of the major candidates for the Democratic nomination have offered universal health care plans.
Obama has routinely described them as similar, but he began focusing on the differences during his latest visit to Iowa Saturday. Obama says cost is the number one reason that millions of Americans don't have health insurance.
He says his plan will cut the cost of health insurance more than any other proposal in the race. He is distancing himself from plans that require consumers to buy health insurance, a central feature of some competing plans.