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Episode 13: Pelosi Health Care Bill

NOVEMBER 02, 2009

Mike Van Winkle and Sheldon Richman discuss the Pelosi healthcare bill. How will it affect private health care? Will the provision guaranteeing coverage for preexisting conditions jeopardize individual heath insurance?

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