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Remarks As Prepared for Delivery By Blanche Lincoln, US Senator, Arizona

August 27, 2008

DENVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is a transcript of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by Blanche Lincoln at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, August 26, 2008:

         Scheduled for delivery: August 26, 2008 - 5:00-6:00 pm MT                      EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE ON DELIVERY        (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080331/DNCCLOGO)                        The Honorable Blanche Lincoln                       Democratic National Convention                          Tuesday, August 26, 2008                      Remarks as Prepared for Delivery   

I’m Blanche Lincoln, and I’m proud to represent the great state of Arkansas.

As mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and legislators, we know how important quality, affordable healthcare is to America’s working families.

Yet 47 million Americans lack health insurance, and 80 percent of them are from working families. We’re in the midst of a national healthcare crisis, where two-thirds of Americans have trouble getting or paying for care they need.

We must reform Medicare so our seniors, who built our great country, always receive essential care. We must fulfill America’s promise to our troops so that their sacrifice will be rewarded with quality healthcare for them and their families. Every American deserves the peace of mind that a quality health plan brings.

This November, we can’t afford more of the same. Let’s elect Barack Obama and bring health security to all Americans!

Thank you.

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