May 29th, 2009
02:22 PM ET
14 years ago

Dean to release book on health care reform

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Howard Dean's new book will be available in paperback, as an e-book, and through an iPhone application."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former DNC chairman Howard Dean is coming out with a new book that makes the case for Democrats' ambitious plans to reform the country's health care system.

"America has had 'socialized' medicine since 1964,'" Dean writes in the book, according to a release issued Friday. "'It's called Medicare; it covers every American over 65, and they are very happy with the program. The rest of America deserves a similar option.'"

The 2004 presidential candidate's book will be electronically published first, released as an e-book on June 5 and then as a paperback on July 1. The book will also be made available through an Apple iPhone application.

Dean, the former governor of Vermont, was a practicing physician before entering politics.

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soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. DavidinCA

    ...because the government hasn't spent enough money that we don't have already? Granted, health care costs are a challenge and there are a lot of people in situations where they do not have sufficient health care. But if there is one way to be even more reckless with our tax dollars than they already have been it would be to ram through a hastily slapped together health care program. It has the possibility of becoming another economic tragedy for this country... one we might want to avoid until we see how long it takes the current mess we are in to recover. How about waiting until the stimulus and financial bailouts show to be either effective or not and then consider what the government should do about health care.

    May 29, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  2. Ed

    Howard Dean??? RAAAAAWWWWRRR That Howard Dean? ROFLMAO
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Wow, Dems must be really stupid if they still believe this guy!

    May 29, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  3. Steve, Columbia SC

    When your political life is over..........nothing to do but write a book. You got to be kidding...............

    May 29, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  4. arithmetic is liberal

    Steve, Columbia SC May 29th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

    When your political life is over……….nothing to do but write a book. You got to be kidding……………

    Ever heard of the 50 State Strategy?
    You would do well to read a book by Howard Dean. It might give you party some ideas on how to return to a status above regional majority.

    May 29, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  5. arithmetic is liberal

    Obama Victim May 29th, 2009 2:46 pm ET

    Howard Dean is a left wing political hack…………..should be a lot of mono-sylabalic in his book……………oh, and a lot of pictures…………….do crayons come with purchase???

    No, but when you pick it up, please also get yourself a copy of "Strunk and White: Elements of Style" so we can all more accurately translate your garbled ramblings from gibberish to English.

    May 29, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  6. No Incumbents 2010

    First we'll take the local doctor's office, then the clinics, then the hospitals, then the all the way to the surgeon general AAAAAAAGGGGHHHH!

    May 29, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  7. Chris

    Mr. Dean, those people who have worked all of their lives do deserve health care. They have paid for it for many years and have earned it. What the working people don't want is to foot the bill for those who haven't contributed a plug nickel to the cost of any system, whether it is health care, schools, or anything else we pay for with tax money. Even your time that we pay for should be spent improving AMERICAN lives who have paid their taxes.

    May 29, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  8. Keith in Austin

    Howard Dean is a foolish overbearing jerk. I'm as likely to buy his book as I am in buying a used car from him.

    May 29, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
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