Howard Dean says the delays with Obamacare could cause the mandates and deadlines to change.
Washington (CNN) - Howard Dean, a former governor and physician and a proponent of the federal health care law, acknowledged Sunday that some businesses will inevitably drop health insurance coverage for their employees.
"Small businesses are going to dump their employees into the exchange. I think that's a good thing," the former Democratic presidential candidate from Vermont said on CNN's "State of the Union." "To separate employment from health insurance, that's something conservatives have wanted to do for a long time until recently, and I think that's going to happen as a result of this bill."
(CNN) - Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on Thursday described Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and others who support threatening a government shutdown in order to defund Obamacare as "irresponsible" and "petty, radical-right people."
"We can do better this, and I think the American voters are going to throw these people out," he said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "If they keep doing this, the impossible may become possible. We could take back the House in 2014."
(CNN) – Howard Dean's presidential hopes may not be as high as his trips to Iowa and New Hampshire suggest, based on the candidate he currently supports for 2016.
"At this point, I'm supporting Hillary Clinton," the former governor of Vermont told The Des Moines Register Wednesday in an interview in Idaho.
(CNN) – Make that two stops for Howard Dean on the roster of visits to early voting states – though this one is a little closer to home.
The former Vermont governor, who speaks in Iowa Wednesday, will head to his neighbor state New Hampshire in September for a speech on health care.
(CNN) – Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who says he's open to making another bid for president, will travel next week to Iowa, a move that will surely stoke further speculation that Dean may run in 2016.
The former presidential candidate will speak Wednesday at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention, taking him back to the same state where he finished third in the 2004 Iowa caucuses and made his infamous "Dean Scream."
San Jose, California (CNN) - Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor and Democratic firebrand, stood behind a podium at the San Jose Convention Center and neatly summed up the current zeitgeist of the left.
"Is the president perfect?" Dean asked a buzzing audience of left-leaning bloggers, political activists and organizers on Thursday evening. "No. But it sure is better than having Bain Capital, I mean Mitt Romney, in there."
San Jose, California (CNN) - Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who electrified anti-war liberals during the 2004 presidential race, said Thursday he would consider another run for the White House – a statement that will surely be met with mixed reaction in the Democratic Party.
Dean, whose underdog presidential campaign officially launched 10 years ago this weekend, said he has "mixed feelings" about running for office again but added he would consider another bid for the Democratic presidential nomination if he doesn't think the other candidates are adequately addressing progressive issues that are dear to his heart.
(CNN) – Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts has the backing of another progressive group in his bid for Secretary of State John Kerry's former Senate seat.
Democracy for America, the political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov.and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, announced its support for Markey on Monday, saying the longtime congressman is better suited for the role than his primary opponent, Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch.
(CNN) – He was in the middle of a radio interview, until he was in a car accident.
Former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean called into CJAD 800 AM Radio Wednesday, while in Montreal, Canada for a luncheon. But the interview ended abruptly when the car carrying Dean was hit.
"We just got hit by a car, sorry. I'm going to have to goodbye, say goodbye," Dean said on the radio following a loud thud. "Everybody's fine … going to be a bit of a struggle."