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Sen. Sherrod Brown stumps for health care reform

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown stumped for national health care reform at a Cleveland Heights church Friday morning, joining a growing chorus of local leaders demanding that more coverage for the uninsured and underinsured.

“We together are going to see this Congress pass national health care reform by the end of the year,” the Ohio Democrat told the crowd of about 500 community organizers and activists that packed the sanctuary of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church.

Several activists told their own stories about going without insurance and many held up an array of signs, such as “Fix it now” and “Caution: Pre-existing condition.”

Brown said that while he supported a single-payer system, that isn’t going to be passed by Congress. So, he’s campaigning for the next best thing: A mix between private and public health coverage for the nation.

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