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Demand NO Roll Call on HR 676 Single Payer in Current Hostile Congress

PETITION_BANNER_health_care_for_allBy John Conyers and Dennis Kucinich

Join us in suggesting to congressional leaders that this is not the right time to call the roll on HR 676, a single payer, not-for-profit, health care bill.

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Failure by Design – the ‘Public’ Option

Triumph of the Money Party

Michael Collins

Do you know what the “public option” does or who it covers?  If you’ve had trouble finding out, it’s not your fault.  Reading corporate media coverage provides little or no clue.  It’s hardly ever defined.  There’s a very good reason for the lack of clarity and definition.  But first, a brief summary of the public debate that characterizes just about every public debate we have on critical issues.

If you think that the current version of the public option will provide a choice for a government administered health program, you’re right.  If you think that this option was designed for the general public, then you’re wrong.  It will apply to only some of the uninsured, possibly as few as six million citizens.  It’s a kind of public option. Continue reading

Common Sense Health Care: Individualism or the Commonweal

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copyright © 2009 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org

Democrats dance in the streets and declare success. An ABC News-Washington Post poll released on October 18, 2009, found that only twenty percent of the population defines themselves Republican. Progressives assert this result will work in their favor if the public option is to pass. However, the now ecstatic portion of the electorate discounts the “disconnect” discussed in the aforementioned study and also addressed in a Pew Research Center report published only a week earlier.

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The Insurance Industry is Fine with Snuffing Grandma

HealthInsurance x blog.kir dotcomBy Joe Bageant

Every day I get letters asking me to weigh in on the health care fracas. As if a redneck writer armed with a keyboard, a pack of smokes and all the misinformation and vitriol available on the Internet could contribute anything to the crap storm already in progress.

Besides that, my unreasoned but noisy take on this issue is often about as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit. None of which has ever stopped me from making a fool of myself in the past. So here goes.

There ain’t any health care debate going on, Bubba. Continue reading

Barack Obama: Change We Can Deceive In* –A critique from the Left

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By Lori Price
Citizens for Legitimate Government

How did Bush force his pharma-terrorist giveaway aka Medicare Modernization Act through Congress in 2003? Continue reading

The Forgotten Question in the Health Care Debate

By Michael Collins

We hear talk about health care rationing but one theme is missing from that dialog. Some of us who are the subjects of rationing will certainly suffer and some will clearly die well before our time as a result of health care denied.

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Nine More Go to Jail for Single Payer

By David Swanson

Following a pattern of civil resistance in Washington D.C. and around the country, citizens in Des Moines Iowa on Monday risked arrest to press for the creation of single-payer healthcare, the establishment of healthcare as a human right, and an end to the deadly practices of Iowa’s largest health insurance company, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Dr. Margaret Flowers, who has herself gone to jail for single-payer in our nation’s capital, was on hand to speak in Des Moines. Continue reading

Profits before Patients: Moyers to interview Whistleblower Wendell Potter

Bill Moyers Journal Airtime: Friday, July 31, 2009, at 9:00 PM (EDT) on PBS (check local listings here). 

With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients.

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