Chomsky: Health bill sustains the system’s core ills

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By Sahil Kapur
Raw Story
Monday, March 22, 2010

Despite its flaws, I’d have ‘held my nose’ to pass reform, renowned intellectual tells Raw Story

He’s a hero of many progressives, but his enthusiasm for the passage of health care reform legislation this weekend was fairly muted.

In an interview with Raw Story, world-renowned scholar and political critic Noam Chomsky reluctantly called the bill a mildly positive step, but cautioned that it wouldn’t fix the fundamental problems with the nation’s troubled system.

“The United States’ health care system is so dysfunctional it has about twice the costs of comparable countries and some of the worst outcomes,” Chomsky told Raw Story. “This bill continues with that.”

The decades-long critic of corporate power alleged that premiums won’t stop rising as the package is designed in no small part to funnel money into the pockets of the health care industry. “The bill gives away a lot to insurance companies and big pharmaceutical corporations,” he said.


via Chomsky: Health bill sustains the system’s core ills | Raw Story


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5 thoughts on “Chomsky: Health bill sustains the system’s core ills

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  2. The USA is a Corporation too, right ??

    As a staffers of USA Co, Inc, under this law, don’t we all get HEALTHCARE as part of our JOB?

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