House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, flanked by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., left, and House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., gestures during a news conference on health care reform, Friday, July 17, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Working day and night, House Democrats advanced major health care legislation through two committees on Friday and struggled to line up the votes necessary to prevail in a third.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Denver (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says boisterous protests at Democrat-sponsored health care promotions this summer won't derail a massive health overhaul looming when Congress returns to work next month.
Pelosi visited a Denver clinic for the homeless on Thursday, and was greeted by about 200 protesters crammed on four corners of a city intersection. The crowd was mixed, about half in favor of the overhaul and half against it.
Pelosi toured the Stout Street Clinic with two Democratic members of the House from the Denver area. Afterward, she said she welcomed protests but that Democrats would not be dissuaded from a health overhaul to extend insurance to some 47 million Americans with no health coverage.
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