Healthcare reform advocates protest in DC

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The first week of pleasant weather in the nation’s capitol brought out swarms of residents, who brushed off the winter grime by marching on the streets of Washington, D.C.  More than 1,000 health care reform advocates, organized by Health Care for America Now, rallied yesterday in Washington D.C.  The march went from Dupont Circle to the Ritz Carlton hotel, where an association of health insurance companies was meeting.

According to Richard Kirsch, the national campaign manager for Health Care for America Now, the purpose of the protest was to ” send a clear message to Congress that they have a choice.”

“They can listen to the insurance industry and fail to fix the system, or they can listen to the American people and pass health care reform that’s going to guarantee good affordable coverage for everyone in this country,” he said.

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean was the featured speaker of the event that was attended by more than 1,000 people from across the nation.

This video features interviews from members of Billionaires for Health Care, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Montgomery Health Care Action, and a top adviser from Health Care for America Now.

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