Tom Epstein

Blue Shield of California

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Vice President of Public Affairs for Blue Shield of California, he worked in the Clinton White House during the during the health reform battle of 1993

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One year ago today, President Obama signed his  healthcare reform bill , which had passed without a single Republican vote in the House or the Senate.

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