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Kucinich Raises Questions about Stand Alone Vote on National Single Payer + No Bill is Better Than a Bad Bill

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Nov 5, 2009

Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), co-author of HR 676 with Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), today made the following statement about the House health care plan:

“The Book of Ecclesiastes says ‘To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven… a time to plant, a time to reap.’

“Many years ago, people in states across America planted the seeds of single payer health care. Those seeds have sprouted and borne fruit where powerful state citizens’ movements exist to create not-for-profit health care. This led to passage of an amendment to the Health Care bill which protected the rights of states to pursue single payer. Unfortunately that amendment was taken out of the bill, and we must try to get it into the conference report.

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Rep. Alan Grayson on the Number of Dead from Lack of Health Care + Republicans Fail to Cut Off Grayson’s Speech

Democrats Criticize Bush Social Security Plan

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Updated: Nov. 5, 2009 Grayson finishes reading the list; see video below. Also added a short speech.

Rep. Alan Grayson reads the number of dead from each of the Republican congressional districts if the health care bill doesn’t pass.  Note at the end of Part 3 his mic is cut off without him finishing his list.

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November 04, 2009

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Kucinich: The Insurance Companies are the Problem not the Solution

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Nov 4, 2009

Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement about the House health care plan:

“Before we celebrate the new health care legislation, keep in mind that the American people will be required by law to buy private insurance and that they will pay a penalty if they don’t.

“That insurance companies will be subsidized by the government.

“That insurance companies have had double digit increases in premiums in the past four years.

“That we are locking in a for profit structure.

“This is the result of a health care debate of which the flawed premise is that health care reform can not happen without the cooperation of the insurance companies, which make money by not providing health care.

“The truth is that reform can not happen with them. The insurance companies are the problem not the solution. This legislation, no matter how well intended, will likely not be able to deliver, cost too much and be another bail out for big business at the expense of the American people.”

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Kucinich: Protect Rights of Consumers Free From the Economic Death Grip of Insurance Companies!

Feinstein: Public Option Alone Will Not Solve America’s Health Care & Repeal Anti-Trust Exemption

What Physicians Know by Joel S. Hirschhorn

Kucinich: Protect Rights of Consumers Free From the Economic Death Grip of Insurance Companies!

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November 03, 2009

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Kucinich Continues Fight to Restore State Single Payer Amendment

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Feinstein: Public Option Alone Will Not Solve America’s Health Care & Repeal Anti-Trust Exemption

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November 02, 2009

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Feinstein: In CA Kaiser & Wellpoint Control 58% Market Presence up 14% Last Year

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Dennis Kucinich: Restore State Single Payer

Democratic Candidates Attend Congressional Hispanic Caucus Forum

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October 30, 2009

Congressman Kucinich stated that he is fighting to get single-payer back into the health care reform bill. Several members of Congress have signed a letter to House Speaker Pelosi requesting that the Kucinich Amendment be restored to the bill.

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Public Bailout of Private Insurance – Dump health reform NOW!

Dennis Kucinich: Is the 2-Party System truly capable of representing the American people?

Kucinich: OCC Must Protect Consumer Credit Scores

Dennis Kucinich: Government of the people or a government of the corporations? + Action Alert

Healthcare Roundtable: With Exclusion of Single Payer, What Opportunities Remain for Meaningful Reform?

Dennis Kucinich: Government of the people or a government of the corporations? + Action Alert

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Oct 29, 2009

Democratic Candidates Attend Congressional Hispanic Caucus Forum

Kucinich on New Health Care Bill: ‘Is This the Best We Can Do?’

Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement about the latest House health care plan:

“Is this the best we can do? Forcing people to buy private health insurance, guaranteeing at least $50 billion in new business for the insurance companies?

“Is this the best we can do? Government negotiates rates which will drive up insurance costs, but the government won’t negotiate with the pharmaceutical companies which will drive up pharmaceutical costs.

“Is this the best we can do? Only 3% of Americans will go to a new public plan, while currently 33% of Americans are either uninsured or underinsured?

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“Baltimore Four” Arrested–Health Care for All

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chesapeakecitizen
November 29, 2009

On Oct. 29, 2009, four activists, who support a Medicare for All solution to our healthcare crisis, were arrested in Baltimore, MD, for trespassing. They were engaged in a “patients before profits sit-in” at a 17-story tower, which houses an office of the insurance giant, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. It’s located in the Canton area of the city. The demonstration was part of an ongoing national campaign by the “Mobilization for Health Care for All group.” The protest included the staging of a 15 ft. vampire, “Count Bleed Ya Dry,” that represented the Insurance Industry. For more more details on the Single Payer issue, the arrests and the exact charges placed against each defendant, check out: http://mobilizeforhealthcare.org/ One of the protesters arrested was Dr. Margaret Flowers. She is a member of the “Baucus Eight,” and an unrepentant advocate of a Single Payer System. See: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=l… Another physician, Dr. Eric Naumburg, was also arrested, along with an 81 year-old retiree, Mr. Charles Loubert, and a school teacher, Ms. Charles Loubert.

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Healthcare Roundtable: With Exclusion of Single Payer, What Opportunities Remain for Meaningful Reform?

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Oct. 29, 2009

Healthcare Roundtable: With Exclusion of Single Payer, What Opportunities Remain for Meaningful Reform?

While much of the healthcare debate in Washington and the media has focused on the proposal to create a government-run insurance program, the legislation being considered includes many other provisions that could change how healthcare is delivered in this country. We host a roundtable with three guests who have been closely following the debate: Lois Uttley, co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need; Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Initiatives at Community Service Society of New York; and Dr. Oliver Fein, president of Physicians for a National Health Program. [includes rush transcript]

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Nancy Pelosi Unveils Merged House Health Care Reform Bill: Thank You, Insurance Companies of America!

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October 29, 2009

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Healthcare Roundtable: With Exclusion of Single Payer, What Opportunities Remain for Meaningful Reform?

Dennis Kucinich: Is the 2-Party System truly capable of representing the American people?

Congressman Alan Grayson Honors the Dead

Congressman Alan Grayson Honors the Dead

Bernanke Testifies Before Senate On New Financial Regulatory Rules

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October 28, 2009

This is Rep. Alan Grayson reading stories from the site http://www.NamesOfTheDead.com.

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Rachel Maddow: The Public Option + Sen. Ron Wyden + Reid Introduces His Opt-out Public Option Bill

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October 26, 2009

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow speaks with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) about The Public Option

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A Canadian Look At U.S. Health Care + Flood Nancy Pelosi — It IS Up to Her

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October 26, 2009

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October 25, 2009 CBC The National

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Congressman Wiener needs your help on his single payer Medicare For All amendment. I just got back from a conference in Boston where Rep. Wiener asked for help on two things:
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Public Option Annie – with lyrics (guerrilla musical at AHIP conference)

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BillsForWealthcare
October 23, 2009

AHIP is the powerful insurance lobby that spends 5 million dollars a week trying to kill health care reform. Billionaires for Wealthcare is a grassroots network looking to stop them – with song.

• AHIP and other insurance and HMO interests spend nearly $5 million per week undermining real health care reform, including a public option.

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Anthony Weiner Discusses Health Reform on CSPAN’s Washington Journal

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October 22, 2009

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