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Ex-Gov. Dean: Health care law can lose the mandate, needs cost controls

Author: Ernest Luning - April 22, 2011 - Updated: April 22, 2011

The Supreme Court can go ahead and strike down a controversial requirement that Americans purchase health insurance, but that won’t undermine last year’s landmark health care reform law, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean told a group assembled at a Denver law office last week. “The individual mandate is absolutely not necessary, and if it gets […]

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.