Saturday, February 21, 2009
18,000 people die every year in the
There are alternatives, alternatives that don’t rely on a profit motive. Single payer is such a system. Single payer as in Medicare available to all seniors in the
Who supports single payer? According to the latest polls, 68 percent of the American people do. 51 percent of American physicians do. The nursing unions do. American business leaders do.
Who opposes single payer? It seems the only hold-outs for the current system are President Obama, big pharma, the health insurance companies, including AARP and their congressional lackeys who claim single payer is off the table. Funny how small their tables are when it comes time to enacting policies that benefit the majority of people in the country.
The time has come to scrap the for profit health care system. Representative John Conyers of
The time has come “for our leaders to ensure that no citizen is ever again added to the lost of those who have died due to a lack of health coverage, a list that adds 18,000 names each year according to the