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Oregon doctors preach single-payer health care

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RICHLAND, Wash--  The health care debate has led a group of Oregon doctors to trek across the country to Washington, D.C. 

Wednesday, the group made a pit-stop in the Tri-Cities at a church.  Their mission is to promote single payer health care coverage.  It's a payment system designed to pool together all health care fees, then use that money to pay for universal coverage. 

The doctors say it's an option not talked about and they don't want to keep quiet any longer.

"We're mad.   We're channeling our anger productively.   We don't think democracy is about shutting other people down, we think it's about everyone being heard," says Adam Klugman, creative director of the group.  "So even the people that disagree with us are welcome at our town halls to come and disagree."

The doctors are hoping to meet with the president when they reach the capitol.  Supporters of single payer health insurance say it's similar to a VA program or medicare.