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Charlie Norwood, R.I.P.

Posted by MEC on February 13, 2007

U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA) succumbs to cancer.

One of Mr. Norwood’s last acts was to reintroduce his bill for a “patients’ bill of rights”.

Norwood, who decided last week to forgo further medical treatment and spend his final days at home with family, fought for years to push the health-care bill through Congress. The measure would strengthen patients’ rights to fight insurers that deny medical coverage.

Norwood’s original co-sponsor, Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, is now chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee that would oversee the legislation.

Passing the bill would be an appropriate memorial.

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