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Mom on Mission for Quality, Affordable Healthcare for All Drives Purple Bus Across Nation Gathering Stories
Date:6/15/2009

Will deliver Americans' stories and demands for solutions to lawmakers in Washington, DC later this month

ATLANTA, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As lawmakers wrangle over health reform legislation and the insurance industry ramps up its opposition to reform, one mom is making sure people's voices are heard. Kathie McClure, an Atlanta mother, has logged more than 16,500 miles through 25 states to expose the gaps in our tattered healthcare system safety net and inspire Americans to speak up for real solutions. McClure, a 54 year-old former lawyer and mother of two, will deliver hundreds of personal stories to members of Congress when she arrives in Washington, DC on June 24 with one mission: to convince lawmakers to finally provide quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans.

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Since the tour began on March 31, McClure has traveled around the country in the little bus her husband refurbished and painted purple to represent a mixture of the red and blue factions that too often divide our country. It is emblazoned with the campaign's web site, "VoteHealthcare.org," and hundreds of smiley faces representing people all across the country in desperate need of a healthcare system that works for them, not against them.

Now known as the "Purple Bus Lady," McClure formed the nonprofit 501(c)(3) and launched her cross-country trek when insurers refused to sell reasonably priced policies to her own children because of their "pre-existing conditions." Her son, Chris, 27, suffers from Type 1 diabetes, and her daughter, Caitlin, 25, suffers from epilepsy. She believes the way she can influence real change on healthcare in Washin
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