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Countdown: A Sick System

[media id=3130] [media id=3131] (h/t Heather) Keith Olbermann looks at Oregon's Measure 50, a proposed cigarette tax to fund for children's health

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Keith Olbermann looks at Oregon's Measure 50, a proposed cigarette tax to fund for children's health insurance, which ended up being the most expensive referendum in the state's history. The bill failed, no doubt due in part to the enormous money pumped into the No on 50 movement by cigarette companies and Republicans like Grover Norquist.

Michael Moore chimes in with a hope that the Democratic presidential contenders reconsider their own health plans to eliminate the part that is broken: letting health insurance companies dictate treatment. To that end, he encourages those interested in really fixing health care in this country to support John Conyers' HR 676.

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