Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle To Talk About Health Care In Hartford

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 Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is the featured speaker Thursday morning at an event held by the Connecticut Health Council.

Daschle will give a talk entitled “The Affordable Care Act: A New Paradigm for Healthcare in America?”

The South Dakota Democrat was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978 and to the U.S. Senate in 1986. He was defeated in 2004 by Republican John Thune.

Daschle is now a senior policy advisor at the law firm DLA Piper and a long-time advocate for universal health care.

The talk is scheduled to be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd. Tickets are $25 and anyone interested should register at

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2 thoughts on “Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle To Talk About Health Care In Hartford

  1. sohbet

    So, we have gotten to the point where making over $94,000 is poor? Just the beginning of socialism, where we all make the same and live the same.

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