Sherrod Brown joins government health plan, after 18-year protest

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Sherrod Brown joins government health plan, after 18-year protest

Cleveland Plain Dealer — For 18 years, Sherrod Brown refused to sign up for one of the health insurance plans that covered most of his colleagues in Congress. It was a personal protest. If the American public could not avail itself of such fine, federally subsidized health care coverage, Brown said when he was in the House and then the Senate, neither would he.

The protest is over. Congress last year passed a law to cover the overwhelming majority of Americans by 2014, and Brown says he and his wife now have signed up for federal health coverage. In fact, Brown went to the dentist today under his new plan, he said.

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