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Howard Dean: Public Option is Key to Healthcare Reform

Complete video at: Former Chairman of the DNC Howard Dean shares his support for a public option regarding health insurance. Dean contests that health care reform is intrinsically linked to economic recovery. "This is not just about covering the uninsured...this is about rescuing the American economy." ----- Howard Dean talks about Howard Dean's Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform. Dean, a physician and the former governor of Vermont, tells us what needs to be done to successfully reform healthcare. One key, he writes, is to offer Americans the option to participate in a public healthcare program, much like Medicare. Dean was chair of the Democratic National Committee during the recent Presidential election. - Book Passage Howard Brush Dean III is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont. He served six terms as Governor of Vermont and ran unsuccessfully for the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination. He was the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. Before entering politics, Dean received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1978. Dean was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1982 and was elected lieutenant governor in 1986. Both were part-time positions that enabled him to continue practicing medicine.
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