Liberals Rally for Health Care NOW! - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Liberals Rally for Health Care NOW!

Thousands of liberal activists representing major unions, ACORN, and other affiliates of the Health Care For America NOW! coalition rallied in Upper Senate Park across from the Capitol today. A parade of speakers, including Sens. Chuck Schumer, Sherrod Brown, and Bob Menendez; Howard Dean; and Sopranos star Edie Falco touted the need for legislation that created a new government-run health care plan.

There was also a large presence of single-payer advocates, carrying signs such as “Affordable YES; Premiums NO” and “Desperately Seeking Single-Payer.” One of the single-payer advocates heckled Schumer with a bullhorn as SEIU representatives tried to quiet him down.

I asked Dean about whether he was concerned about moderate Democrats who were not behind the inclusion of a government plan, and he said, “I think at the end of the day they will (support it).”

Will be working in more reporting from the rally into a longer piece for tomorrow’s main site, so will have more details on the rally then.

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