Delegation: McGovern’s idea too simple to work
Published 09/18/2009, The Daily Republic
George McGovern’s idea to solve the nation’s healthcare problems by extending Medicare to all Americans is too simple to work, South Dakota’s current congressional delegates said Thursday.
McGovern, a Mitchell native and resident who represented South Dakota for 22 years in Congress and was the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, proposed the idea in a recent op-ed piece for The Washington Post. The op-ed was reprinted in Thursday’s Daily Republic.