Natoma Canfield to meet President Obama after being face of health care debate

PARMA, Ohio - The Northeast Ohio woman at the center of the debate over health care is expected to meet with President Obama Thursday.

NewsChannel5 has confirmed Natoma Canfield will meet the president during a campaign stop in Parma.

During his push to get his health care reform bill passed, President Obama told Canfield's story after receiving a letter from the Medina woman. Canfield wrote that as a cancer survivor, she could no longer afford her health insurance premiums, and that she was afraid of getting sick.

The president told her story to health insurance executives, and then to the nation. Just last week, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the majority of the law, known as the Affordable Care Act.

Throughout her ordeal, Canfield never met the president, until now.

President Obama is traveling across Ohio and Pennsylvania during a two-day bus tour. The president has stops in Maumee, Sandusky, and Parma on Thursday. The Parma stop is at James Day Park at 7:15 p.m.

The event in Parma is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be available at the Organizing for America field offices at 5734 Ridge Rd. in Parma and 13100 Shaker Square.

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