Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi toured a health clinic for the homeless in downtown Denver on Thursday, pushing healthcare proposals working their way through Congress. Democratic U.S. Representatives Jared Polis and Dianna Degette joined her on the tour. State Republicans say the federal healthcare plan would destroy private health insurance, and increase taxes and the national debt. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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