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Activist Group Braves Rain to Rally for Public Health Care

July 23, 2009

An activist group is likely to be unhappy with the Senate's decision to wait until the fall to decide on health care reform.

Members of the grassroots organization, the Virginia Organizing Project (VOP), braved some heavy rain Thursday afternoon to rally for a public health care plan.

About six people gathered on the Downtown Mall Thursday afternoon near the Free Speech Monument, including a Charlottesville doctor.

"I feel like 50 million people being uninsured is a crime, so our office does what we can to take care of those people. Our whole system is ill right now," says Dr. Greg Gelburd, a family physician in Charlottesville.

The rally also marks the end of the VOP summer intern program, which encourages local residents to make their voices heard.

For other perspectives on the heated health care debate, check out the links below.

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