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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