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Author and publisher Dave Racer explains the convoluted health care debate in Washington, D.C., during a Thursday luncheon meeting of two Bemidji insurance and financial planners groups. Consumers need to take a more active role in their health care, not government, Racer argues. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Consumers need role in health care, not government

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Dave Racer, author of several books on health care policy, focuses on one question during today's controversial path to health care reform:

"Why would we want to give our sovereignty on something like health care to the federal government?"

Racer, who spoke to two Bemidji financial planning groups on Thursday, briefed members on health care reform bills going through Congress now, but is left pondering that sole question.

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