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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:14 AM
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California still taking the lead on SINGLE-PAYER, UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE
Go to www.healthcareforall.org

You'll see.

We have VERY REAL arguments for a single-payer system. Have a look, let people know.

California is taking the lead here, but the rest of the country will follow, as usual.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:18 AM
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1. WOOHOO! And don't forget Kennedy's Medicare For All plan
Single payer is springing up everywhere!

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0112-37.htm

An essential part of our progressive vision is an America where no citizen of any age fears the cost of health care, and no employer refuses to create new jobs or cuts back on current jobs because of the high cost of providing health insurance.

The answer is Medicare, whose 40th birthday we will celebrate in July. I propose that as a 40th birthday gift to the American people, we expand Medicare over the next decade to cover every citizen - from birth to the end of life.

It's no secret that America is still dearly in love with Medicare. Administrative costs are low. Patients' satisfaction is high. Unlike with many private insurers, they can still choose their doctor and their hospital.

For those who prefer private insurance, we will offer comparable coverage under the same range of private insurance plans already available to Congress. I can think of nothing more cynical or hypocritical than a Member of Congress who gives a speech denouncing health care for all, then goes to his doctor for a visit paid for by the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan.

I call this approach Medicare for All, because it will free all Americans from the fear of crippling medical expenses and enable them to seek the best possible care when illness strikes.

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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:24 AM
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2. It's much bigger than you'd think it would be, in CA.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 02:24 AM by BullGooseLoony
We even have the Insurance Commissioner on our side, supporting it.

There is a HUGE amount of corporate resistance and $$$, but if people let their representatives know it shouldn't be too difficult to overcome.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:31 AM
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4. "America" wants universal coverage
and its politicians can't handle the truth!
:rofl:
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:30 AM
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3. This is senator Sheila Kuehl's baby....
Zelda Gilroy has come a long way! I support Sheila Kuehl and her idea because she is damn smart and together on this!
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