1. Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch speaks at a Capitol Hill press conference at which a he delivered a letter from 700 of his colleagues urging health care reform including the choice of a public insurance plan. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and Wisconsin Congressman Steve Kagen accepted the letter on behalf of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.

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  2. Tom Harkin, Iowa's 25-year US Senator, speaks at a Capitol Hill press conference at which he accepted a letter from 700 state legislators urging health care reform including the choice of a public insurance plan, a cause which he has been instrumental in advocating on the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

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  3. Wisconsin Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D., speaks at a Capitol Hill press conference at which he accepted a letter from 700 state legislators urging health care reform including the choice of a public insurance plan, a cause which he has been instrumental in advocating in the US House of Representatives.

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  4. Nan Orrock, Georgia State Senator and PSN Board member, speaks at a Capitol Hill press conference at which a delegation of PSN-organized state legislators delivered a letter to President Obama and Congress urging health care reform including the choice of a public insurance plan. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and Wisconsin Congressman Steve Kagen accepted the letter on behalf of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.

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  5. Connecticut State Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan speaks at a Capitol Hill press conference on behalf of a PSN-organized delegation of legislators that delivered a letter from 700 of their colleagues urging health care reform including the choice of a public insurance plan. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and Wisconsin Congressman Steve Kagen accepted the letter on behalf of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.

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State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform

Progressive States Network

As lines are drawn on Capitol Hill for the coming battle over health care reform, Progressive States Network is putting state legislators in the middle of the national debate. On June 17, 2009, PSN led a delegation representing over 700 state legislators…


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As lines are drawn on Capitol Hill for the coming battle over health care reform, Progressive States Network is putting state legislators in the middle of the national debate. On June 17, 2009, PSN led a delegation representing over 700 state legislators to Washington D.C. to deliver a letter to the Obama Administration and Congress urging them to pass comprehensive health care reform with a public insurance option by the end of the year. The letter, which was signed by a bipartisan group of over 700 legislators from 48 states, called for any federal reform bill to include a public health insurance option, strong affordability protections, and shared employer responsibility for health care costs.

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