Submitted by hipparchia on Fri, 11/06/2009 - 11:33pm
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Submitted by hipparchia on Wed, 11/04/2009 - 1:25am
You may get the chance to be a guinea pig for those "cost-cutting" and "prevention and wellness" payment "innovations" the technocrats are so eager to try out on somebody [else].
Subtitle B—Public Health Insurance Option
SEC. 324. MODERNIZED PAYMENT INITIATIVES AND DELIVERY SYSTEM REFORM.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 3:22am
Submitted by hipparchia on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 2:18am
He's apparently still planning to introduce both a full single payer bill in the Senate, a la Anthony Weiner's substitution move last I heard, and he's planning to introduce a Kucinich-style states' rights single payer amendment too.
By DANIEL BARLOW
Oct. 29, 2009
MONTPELIER — U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders will likely make history this year when — for the first time ever — he brings a bill creating a national single-payer health care system to the floor of the Senate for a vote. Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Sat, 10/31/2009 - 2:08am
The forced-birthers are out in force in the blogosphere, looking for federal funding of abortions in the bill, so I thought I'd help them out.
The public plan and the exchange[s] Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Thu, 10/29/2009 - 11:04pm
Crooks and Liars has the audio from Nancy Pelosi's conference call with some bloggers on the House health care bill.
Kudos to Chris Bowers for asking about the Kucinich amendment.
Chris' question was whether the Kucinich amendment was in the bill.
Short answer: No.
Longer answer: The Republicans supported it, and "this is probably one of those issues that they would like to use to take down the bill."
I'm really and truly happy whenever Democrats reject bipartisanshit, but golly gee whillikers. I can see why there seems to be no love lost between Kucinich and Pelosi [Kucinich has been critical of her move on the Weiner amendment].
Then there's this on the Weiner amendment... Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Thu, 10/29/2009 - 1:49am
If you want the Kucinich Amendment -- the one that would allow states to opt out of those stoopid exchanges and set up their own single payer systems -- to survive the next step in the melding process, call now!
Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
DC (202) 225.4965
SF (415) 556.4862
Representative George Miller:
DC (202) 225.2095
Concord (925) 602.1880
Representative Henry Waxman:
DC (202) 225.3976
LA (323) 651.1040
h/t National Nurses Movement Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Wed, 10/28/2009 - 4:19am
That's the kindest explanation I can think of.
Bloggeth the formerly-liberal perfesser a few days ago:
What this suggests is that the really important thing, for reformers, is to get the principle of universality established. Once that happens, there’s no going back.
Yeah, well, I guess it helps if you define universe. Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:56pm
stolen adapted from the incomparable Ian Welsh]
You've read/heard the phrase bending the [cost] curve [downward] once or twice by now, and in case you've been a tad confused [or not] about what that means, basically it's what Canada did in 1970 when single payer went completely nationwide there. Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 3:08am
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Submitted by hipparchia on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 1:16am
Wednesday, Oct 15, is Lobby Your Representative Day
If you are in Washington DC and can join Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care in their lobbying efforts in support of Weiner's substitute single payer amendment and Kucinich's state single payer amendment, do so.
House lobby day – Wednesday, October 14th
* Lobby for Weiner HR676 substitute single-payer amendment votes Read below the fold...
* Lobby for protection of Kucinich state single-payer option amendment
Submitted by hipparchia on Sun, 10/11/2009 - 10:18pm
deform care wonk will tell you that unless we remake the US into one giant network of Mayo Clinics, we'll never get health care spending down to a reasonable level.
Meanwhile, although the original Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN and the satellite Mayo in Jacksonville FL haven't said anything, at least one Mayo in Arizona is opting out. Read below the fold...