Thu., September 3, 2009 1:00am (EDT)

State Capitol Focuses On Health Care
By Carl Zornes
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, right, (seen here with Lt. Governor Casey Cagle) will talk health care reform at the state capitol today. (photo by Tyna Duckett - Georgia State Senate)
State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, right, (seen here with Lt. Governor Casey Cagle) will talk health care reform at the state capitol today. (photo by Tyna Duckett - Georgia State Senate)
Health insurance reform will take the center stage at the state capitol today, just as the summer recess winds down for members of the U.S. Congress.

Both sides will be making their cases today in Atlanta.

This morning Georgia Republicans will hold a press conference inside the capitol. They oppose the bill that's currently before Congress.

State Senator Judson Hill and Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers plan to announce what they call "conservative solutions to reform Georgia's health care system."

And at noon, more than a thousand supporters of President Barack Obama's health care agenda are set to rally outside the Gold Dome. That's according to the event's sponsor, a group working with the Democratic National Committee.

They're called Organizing for America and they're holding events all over the country.

As U.S. lawmakers head back to Washington, both sides are trying to drum up as much support as they can.