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A little HCAN morning reading for you:

Obama Open to Plan Requiring Everyone to Get Insurance
New York Times – United States
But Richard J. Kirsch, the national campaign manager of Health Care for America Now, a consumer group, said he was ‚Äúthrilled to see President Obama’s strong …

Obama lays out health overhaul
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Richard Kirsch, head of the liberal coalition Health Care for America Now, said he was “thrilled” by the public option language in the letter: “It is now …

Groups on the Left Are Suddenly on Top
Washington Post – United States
There are young left-leaning groups devoted to health care (Health Care for America Now), economics (the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), …

Marketplace: Insurers won’t swallow competition pill
Richard Kirsch: We’re looking to not have just everybody in government health insurance; we’re not looking for everybody in private health insurance. We’re looking to make that the choice that you and I and every American make. …

Obama Says He Is “Open” To Health Care Mandate
CBS News – New York,NY,USA
… health insurance option,” Richard Kirsch, national campaign manager for Health Care for America Now, said in a statement in reaction to the letter. …

Nelson Clarifies Position On Public Health Care Option
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Nelson shouldn’t deny them that choice,” said Richard Kirsch, national campaign manager for the reform coalition Health Care for America Now. Nelson said that when he initially said he opposed …

HCAN “Thrilled” With Obama’s “Strong, Unambiguous Commitment” To Public Option
By Brian Beutler – June 3, 2009, 5:39PM
Richard Kirsch, the national campaign director for Health Care for America Now, read Obama’s letter to Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Max Baucus (D-MT), and liked what he saw

Obama wants public option in health care bill — and wants it done by October
by Joe Sudbay (DC) on 6/03/2009 05:46:00 PM
I want health care like members of Congress and their families have. Actually, if members of Congress and their families had health insurance like most of us have, this system would have been changed years ago. But, we are where we are. And, we’re ready for real health care reform legislation to pass…

Health Care for America Now (HCAN) liked Obama’s letter:

We are thrilled to see President Obama’s strong, unambiguous commitment to reform that includes the choice of keeping private health insurance or joining a new public health insurance option.


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