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Dean: “You Can’t Vote for This Bill in Good Conscience”

Howard Dean went on MSNBC’s “Countdown” last night to make the case for killing the health care bill, arguing that without a public option or Medicare expansion, it wasn’t real reform, but merely pouring more money into the private insurance industry.

Asked if he would advise Senators to vote yes or no on the health care bill, Dean said, “No. Absolutely not. You can’t vote for a bill like this in good conscience. It costs too much money. It isn’t health care reform. It isn’t even insurance reform.”

Dean said if it were up to him, he’d “kill the bill entirely, and have the House start in reconciliation.”

He said that they should pass a smaller bill that creates the exchanges (without the expensive subsidies that would fund the purchase of private insurance) and has a few of the health and wellness reforms, but then come back in a few years and fight for what he considers real reform.

“This bill is more likely to make the crisis worse than it is better because it’s so expensive,” he said.

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