Thursday, October 8, 2009

MD to challenge Leahy

A Vermont physician will challenge Sen. Patrick Leahy in next year's Democratic primary. Forty-five-year-old Daniel Freilich of Wilmington says he thinks the current versions of health care reform being considered in Congress don't go far enough. Freilich is also a U.S. Navy captain. Freilich said the only answer to health care is a single payer system called "Medicare for all." Leahy has served in the U.S. Senate since 1975 and is one of the chamber's most senior members. Freilich has lived in Vermont since 1998.