Dr. Howard Dean says this is "basically the Mitt Romney bill in Massachusetts except it doesn't insure as high a percentage of people."
On MSNBC with Dr. Nancy, Dean reiterates his view that it is necessary to kill the Senate bill!
"We can't cave into the interests of special interest groups."
On the issue of pre-existing conditions, Dean says that the "insurance companies can raise rates up to 30%. Basically there is no cost control in this bill."Crooks and Liars also has the story.
Dean says "critical mistakes were made early on when it was decided not to go for reconciliation."
Dean believes that Democrats are not tough enough. "Democrats don't have to be mean but they have to be tough."