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Claiborne talks health care on CNN

Stephanie Weaver sweaver@eastern.edu The ongoing debate about health care reform made headlines once again on Aug. 17 when President Barack Obama announced he was considering dropping his “public option” insurance plan for a compromising nonprofit health cooperative proposal. The government-run public option has been a heated topic between conservatives and liberals over the past months. In CNN’s coverage of the decision, the news channel explored what a co-op model could mean for health care. Shane Claiborne, an Eastern grad and Christian activist, was featured on the program, sharing from his personal experience with Ohio-based Christian Healthcare Ministries. While his portion of the coverage only spanned a few minutes, Claiborne spoke on both the convenience of sharing bills with a large group of trusted peers and the assurance of seeing exactly how his money is being used.

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