Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dean Discusses Health Care During Denver Stop

Dean's stop in Denver is part of his summer tour with his Democracy for America political group to address health care. He said if President Barack Obama's health care plan gets changed and excludes the option of Medicare, 'then it is not health care reform.'

'Legislation rises and falls on whether the American public is allowed to choose universally available public option or not,' he said.

According to an April report from Families USA, a liberal group supporting health coverage for all, 1.4 million Coloradans were uninsured at some point last year. Nearly 77 percent of them went without insurance for at least a six-month period from 2007 and 2008, the report said.

'We can do better than this,' Dean said. 'It's time to take this out of the hands of congress and let the people speak.'

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