U.S. Senate Candidate Barack Obama Visits Rockford

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama made an appearance in Rockford Tuesday.

He spoke to a crowd at the Midway Theatre on East State Street. He talked about his plan to help small businesses in Illinois buy health insurance for their workers.

Obama wants to create a pool that would allow small companies to join forces to buy insurance for their workers. He says banding together would give the businesses more leverage with insurance companies.

Obama says small businesses need assistance with health insurance plans because it's difficult for them to offer coverage on their own.