May 26, 2018
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Steve Forbes interview: Howard Dean on health care

By Meg Haskell, BDN Staff

“We already have a single payer in this country. It’s called Medicare. You have 50 million people in it. And most people like it. Even the Tea Party people don’t want to give up their Medicare.”

In this engaging interview with Forbes , Howard Dean — former chair of the Democratic National Committee, former governor of Vermont and 2004 presidential candidate —  explains why the free market can’t work in health care, what he likes about ObamaCare and where it doesn’t go far enough and how Vermont’s emerging single-payer model opens the door for a national system.

And he doesn’t rule out another run for the White House.

Read the interview, or watch the video, here.  — Meg Haskell

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