America wants health care, not health insurance!
Mickey Z: It seems no one (outside of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries, of course) is happy with America's market-driven health care system. Do you think the country—particularly in light of the current economic crisis—is finally ready to embrace single-payer as a logical alternative?
Katie Robbins: Yes, the country is absolutely ready...and we've got the polling to prove it. According to an Associated Press poll in December 2007, 65% responded that the United States should adopt a universal health insurance program in which everyone is covered under a program like Medicare. Another poll-side victory was celebrated this year when a study showed a solid majority of doctors — 59 percent — now support national health insurance. The current free-market health system in the United States is ruled by health care disparities, waste, and greed that results in poor health care outcomes. A single-payer, Medicare-for-all system provides a simple, effective, and morally-just alternative.
Don't let anyone tell you that this is not realistic.