Rep. John Dingell on health care reform

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Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) has served in the House of Representatives for over 50 years. At the beginning of every session of Congress, Dingell has introduced the same national health care reform bill: the same bill that his father, also a Representative from from Michigan’s 15th district, started introducing in 1943. Like most Democrats on the Hill today, Dingell says he’s heartened by the current state of health care reform … though he’ll readily admit that the current compromise bill is far from perfect.

Since 1956, Dingell has seen health care reform reach the floor in Congress before, but something may be different this time. He joins us to share his experience, legislative advice and vibrant enthusiasm for the bill both houses have managed to push so far.

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