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Originally published Friday, December 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM

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Liberal MoveOn.org opposes Senate health care bill

The liberal group MoveOn.org is opposing the Senate health care bill and urging Democrats to block it.

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON —

The liberal group MoveOn.org is opposing the Senate health care bill and urging Democrats to block it.

In a letter to members Friday, MoveOn.org complained that the legislation has no government-run insurance option and no expansion of Medicare.

It urged its members to sign a petition saying, "American needs real health care reform - not a massive giveaway to the insurance companies."

The letter also called on members to send a message to Senate progressives such as Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Roland Burris of Illinois and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin to "block this bill until it's fixed."

MoveOn.org says it has 5 million members. Liberals such as Howard Dean have widely criticized the Senate bill.

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