In 1982 Howard Dean transitioned from a full-time practicing physician to an elected representative in Vermont, serving as Governor for 12 years. Dean left office in 2003 to run for President, implementing innovative fundraising strategies via the Internet and fundamentally changing the way campaigns are run in America. During his tenure as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Dean created the 50-state strategy, a strategy credited with helping Democrats make historic gains in 2006 and 2008. A graduate of Yale University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Howard Dean currently works as an independent consultant focusing on health care, early childhood development, alternative energy and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world.
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An interview with former DNC Chairman Howard Dean: Why he'll argue against the proposition "Grandma's benefits imperil Junior's future" at the Oct. 4 Slate/Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
Congress can make major reductions to the national deficit without cutting benefits provided by Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Reforming the payment system for the nations health care can result in major savings without interrupting service to beneficiaries.