Howard Dean is a DNC Chairman Emeritus, former presidential candidate, six-term Governor of Vermont, founder of Democracy for America, and physician. He works as an independent consultant focusing on health care, early childhood development, alternative energy and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world. Dean also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Progressive Book Club, and is a contributor on CNBC.

Republicans are ramping up attacks on President Obama’s proposed health-care plan as he pushes Congress to pass the bills before summer. Howard Dean, the former chairman of the DNC, tells us what to like about the plan—and why 2009 won’t be like 1993.