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August 26, 2008

No Insurance Health Care


According to a recent poll, 99% of doctors across the country say that insurance companies interfere in their treatment of patients. Alan Dappen is a general practice physician who no longer accepts health insurance. But he is available to his patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone. He says this innovation greatly reduces expenses for both him and his patients. Before he opted out, the insurance system got him so frustrated he thought about quitting - he says this plan allows him to keep doing the work he loves.


Ted Kennedy's unscheduled appearance last night isn't the first time there's been a surprise speaker at the Democratic National Convention. Remember the movie "Born on the 4th of July" - the scene where Tom Cruise's character, Ron Kovic, was going to speak at the Democratic convention in 1976?

In fact, at that convention the real Ron Kovic did speak publicly - he nominated an indicted draft evader to become Vice President. That man was Fritz Efaw. Dick talks with Fritz about how he went from draft dodger to vice presidential nominee.


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