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THOUSANDS HIT SEATTLE STREETS SEEKING CHANGES TO HEALTH CARE

The crowd was mostly Democratic, but that didn’t stop them from shouting down Sen. Patty Murray’s general remarks about the need for health-care reform with a more specific call for a single-payer health-insurance system.
Thousands joined a health-care rally and later a mellow, slow-moving parade in downtown Seattle, complete with belly dancers, drums, air horns, children, bicycles and lots of signs, both mass-produced and hand-drawn.
Many said they wanted a single-payer national health-insurance system — the type of insurance that’s widely used in Europe and Canada. continue reading

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