Single Payer Support Gains Ground Rapidly as New Congress Begins work
This is Donna Smith of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. I am on the staff for CNA/NNOC that is based in Washington, DC. We are busy here welcoming the new Congress and pushing support for single payer healthcare reform and John Conyers' bill HR676.
We are also one of the founding members of the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care along with Health Care-Now, Physicians for a National Health Program, the Progressive Democrats of America and many other labor, faith and political activist groups.
It's an exciting time in Washington, but by no means the time to rest easy because we have a new President and a new Congress. In fact, now is the time to push harder and more directly.
I also appeared in Michael Moore's movie, SiCKO, though that was now several months ago and we've lost many thousands of Americans to the broken healthcare system since that time becasue we've yet to act as a nation to fix the mess.
But for the next hour, please feel free to ask me whatever you like and I'll do my best to respond...