From the Real News – From pro-single payer to anti-government plans, a report from a raucous town hall in Virginia with Howard Dean.

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Well, sort of. Howard Dean referred to the public option as a single-payer system on yesterday’s ED Show. To be clear, a mixed, public/private health system that Howard Dean is promoting is NOT single-payer. Only a system where private insurance is completely removed from the market is replaced by a government funded insurance program, with…

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Some political pundits have portrayed former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) as a wacky liberal caricature, whose online supporters spam blog comment sections in favor of single-payer health care. But during an exclusive interview with ThinkProgress, Dean described parts of his own health care philosophy as conservative. Rather than advocating for a broad overhaul of the…

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