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2004 Presidential candidate and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean described to an oft-skeptical progressive audience March 17 why he encourages House approval of a White House plan to extend health insurance coverage with mandatory policies.

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"On balance, I think it's an important bill to pass," he said, adding, "I didn't come to this conclusion until last night."

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The former Vermont governor was the featured speaker at this week's Wednesday brain-storming conference on health care that House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) convenes in the House Rayburn Building for congressional staff, progressives and visitors.

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Conyers explained why he also was supporting the bill even though it doesn't contain the single-payer solution he supports or the public option that he and 64 other Democratic House members insisted last summer was necessary for their votes in a final bill.

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Andrew Kreig is an investigative reporter, attorney, author, business strategist, radio host, and longtime non-profit executive based in Washington, DC. His most recent book is "Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters," the (more...)

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