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Television Journalist Veronica De La Cruz Brings Her Brother's Story from L.A. to White House in Fight for Health Care Reform
Date:9/10/2009

Television journalist Veronica De La Cruz crosses the nation sharing her family's experience battling heath care red tape and now directs her brother's story to the White House

Los Angeles, CA (PRWeb) September 10, 2009 -- After stops in Washington, New York and Las Vegas, former CNN anchor Veronica De La Cruz brought the tale of her brother Eric's tragic battle against health care red tape to their childhood home of California on Thursday at a Health Care Reform Now rally in Los Angeles State Park. But she is not stopping there.

Speaking alongside other people with real-life health care stories and local reform activists, Veronica De La Cruz shared an emotional account of how Eric De La Cruz was denied coverage by private insurers because his diagnosis was considered a pre-existing condition. Attended largely by pro-reform supporters, the event was sponsored by President Obama's grassroots group, Organizing For America, and served as a local send-off to get California's Congressional leaders back to work on a bill in Washington.

"By being here today, you are helping to ensure that our dream of a world in which everyone is entitled to affordable and accessible health care when they truly need it, is one step closer to a reality. So, call your Senator. Call your Representative. Demand that they vote to pass a real health care reform bill that includes a public option," De La Cruz told an energized audience.

De La Cruz, a former CNN anchor and internet correspondent who is now with the TV Guide Network, has said she is honoring her late brother with her public advocacy of health care reform. In addition to a
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