single payer health care
Hillary Clinton’s new proposal to expand coverage for middle-aged adults provides a glimpse at how she would make Obamacare her own.
Gov. Peter Shumlin delivered his third inaugural address Thursday, but disruptions were aplenty, as single-payer health care protesters entered the House chamber on multiple occasions. Read more about Health care protesters disrupt Shumlin's inauguration
Sure, it's from the Huffington Post, but type the phrase "Where Can $700 Billion be Cut Annually from the U.S. Health Care System?" into a search engine, and you'll find some tasty PDF goodness about how the worst waste in healthcare today is the multipayer system itself....
For the most part, the health care "town meetings" staged by members of Congress are shams designed to deceive and disinform the public on the possibilities and progress of health care reform. Like a stopped clock that's briefly on time twice daily, right wing nutcases and those who order them about have grasped something that eludes many progressives. The town halls are theatre, and ought to be treated as such. Maybe, suggests Dave Lindorff, we ought to do the same. Read more about Progressives Should be Shutting Down These So-Called 'Health Care Town Meetings' Too!
It's not the best piece of writing I've ever done. It's not even the best thing I did this week, and doesn't contain any ideas or insights you haven't seen here at the Mighty Corrente complex already.
Read more about Top Ten Ways To Tell Your President & His Party Aren't Fighting For Health Care For Everybody
God: the General Synod of the United Church of Christ (the President's denomination) has passed a resolution "Calling for the Support of H.R. 676 – Single Payer National Health Care Reform to Advance Health Equity for All and to Eliminate Health Disparities."
Guns: John Murtha (an opponent of gun control who represents one of those "redneck" rural Pennsylvania districts) has just agreed to cosponsor HR676!
Local single-payer activists are justly proud: Read more about God and guns for single-payer health care