Right now in Washington, Congress is debating an overhaul of the U.S. health care system. No one disagrees that change is needed. Costs are skyrocketing, and the number of uninsured remains alarming. And yet modifying the current employment-based health insurance system is still being served up as a central solution. What’s not on the table is a single-payer system.
On this edition, we’ll hear from physicians and others who are taking a stand for a national health care plan for all. They say a public plan that cuts out for-profit insurers is the only thing that can save a system on life-support.
Single-payer protestors at Senate Finance Committee meetings; Michael Lighty, California Nurses Association; Oliver Fein, Physicians National Health Program president; U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.).
For More Information:
Blogs, Articles, Links:
Fairness in Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR): “Include Single-Payer in Healthcare Debate” petition
Race Wire, The Colorlines Blog: “Public Health Insurance is Not a Bargaining Chip” by Jorge Rivas
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