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NAACP leaders push for public option in NC

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RALEIGH — The president of the NAACP says too many North Carolina residents lack health insurance for people on Capitol Hill to delay passage of a health care overhaul bill until
2010.

Benjamin Todd Jealous spoke Thursday at a news conference in Raleigh with the Rev. William Barber, president of the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Jealous was responding to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s suggestion this week that Congress may fail to meet a year-end deadline to get a bill to President Obama. Jealous said the tens of millions of people who lack insurance coverage, many of whom are poor, black or both, can’t wait any longer.

The House is poised to vote this weekend on its health care bill.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The president of the NAACP says too many North Carolina residents lack health insurance for people on Capitol Hill to delay passage of a health care overhaul bill until
2010.

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