U.S. presidential nominee, Democrat Barack Obama, says his rival's
health care plan is "radical" and could cause millions of Americans to
lose their benefits.
Obama told a rally Saturday in the eastern
state of Virginia that Republican presidential nominee John McCain will
tax health care benefits. He also says the McCain plan will force many
companies to stop offering health care to their employees.
Obama says his plan will offer Americans more choices and more protection.
Republican Party officials say Obama is lying.
McCain is in the Western state of Arizona and is scheduled to give a media interview Saturday.
just one month to go before the U.S. presidential election, senior
aides say the Republican candidate is also changing his campaign
They say McCain plans to focus more on his opponent's character and liberal political views.
A television advertisement that began airing Friday charges Obama has not been truthful about his tax policies.
presidential candidates had been focused on the financial crisis.
Lawmakers passed a $700 billion bailout plan for the troubled U.S.
financial industry this past week and President George Bush signed it
into law Friday.
Obama and McCain also are preparing for the
second of their three debates, Tuesday in Nashville, in the southern
state of Tennessee.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.