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Pete Stark on recovery package health provisions

Here’s Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, at a Capitol news conference after yesterday’s markup of the economic stimulus package, speaking about funding for health information technology as well as extensions and subsidies for health coverage for the unemployed:

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.