Kucinich: It’s High Time for Single-Payer Health Care

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Monday, February 08, 2010 at 5:15 pm

As Republican leaders are urging President Obama to scrap the Democrats’ health care reform legislation and start the process from scratch, they’ve found an unlikely ally in Rep. Dennis Kucinich. The Ohio Democrat — a perennial presidential candidate — wants President Obama to consider government-sponsored, single-payer health coverage in lieu of the insurance industry-based reforms being proposed by Democratic leaders.

In a letter to Obama today, Kucinich argues that single payer is “the only health care [system] that has consistently proven to address each of the criteria you have outlined for a satisfactory heath care plan.”

As you know, Medicare for All increases quality, provides coverage for everyone, and controls costs.

The Ohio liberal is urging Obama to include a single-payer advocate as part of the bipartisan health reform summit the White House will host on Feb. 25. Indeed, Kucinich offered himself to be that advocate.

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Comment posted February 9, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

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only huge crippling national pressure by the citizens will ever overcome the lobbiest forces.


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Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 12:06 am

“The efficiency of the DPS, with the compassion of the IRS.” The new slogan for a government run single payer healthcare plan. I am, and will always be opposed to any institution that is a single entity- period.

Unlike most of you, I remember when Ma Bell was the only show in town. Lily Thompson's sarcasic slogan- “Were the phone company, we don't have to care.” came about because we had no choice in carriers. How anyone believes that the government can run healthcare for this entire country effectively is beyond me. It is not going to happen.


national
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 12:28 am

And you're saying that all the for profit insurance companies are running it well now?

You know how we know single payer works?
Japan, England, France… all cheaper than us and all have better care and more advanced treatments for EVERYBODY.

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jackdavis
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 1:22 am

What planet does Kucinich live on? You can't get even a weak public option passed and he thinks there's going to be a single payer system coming soon?


jackdavis
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 1:24 am

France does not have single payer. You're confusing national health insurance with single payer.


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Rob
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 10:48 am

if it increases quality it will most likely increase cost
increasing coverage will increase costs
no competition increases costs

although if all of the above are taken as true then you also must accept that it will decrease availability

Taking a insolvent program and adding more people to it, only to these elected officials does that make sense to.


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Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

Obama is paid off by the private insurance companies. He wants to preserve capitalism and private industry. He is just a corporate puppet that gives lip service to the left. Hes a fake. He wont advocate Single Payer.


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Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 2:17 am

Obama is paid off by the private insurance companies. He wants to preserve capitalism and private industry. He is just a corporate puppet that gives lip service to the left. Hes a fake. He wont advocate Single Payer.


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