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Healthcare Bill a $70 Billion Giveway to Insurance Industry

House Passes Landmark Healthcare Bill with Amendment Backed by Anti-Abortion Lawmakers

By Amy Goodman

The bill has been described as the biggest overhaul of the country’s healthcare system since the Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1965. Among those who voted no was Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich, a leading proponent of a single-payer, Medicare-for-all healthcare system. Reproductive rights took a hit Saturday night when the House also passed an amendment to establish limits on the funding of abortions within the new framework that would be established by the Affordable Health Care for America Act.

Guests:  Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Democratic Congress member from Ohio. He voted no on the healthcare bill that just passed the House. And Jane Hamsher, founder of Firedoglake blog.

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