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Conservatives undercut health reform at their peril
USA Today

As President Obama fired up a crowd of nearly 17,000 in Minneapolis Saturday with tough talk of his determination to win passage of a universal health care bill, tens of thousands of conservatives took to the streets of the nation’s capital to protest that legislation. Obama told his audience the bill is needed because tens of millions of Americans have no health insurance and “live every day just one accident … away from bankruptcy.” Many of the people who showed up at the Washington demonstration say a government-mandated national health insurance program is socialism.