Without Adequate Health Insurance, The Choice Is Morbidly Clear: Pay Or Die by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
August 2, 2017

Before recommending a practical way to reverse the devastating impact of Congressional Republicans’ attempts to strip tens of millions of Americans of health insurance coverage, and the non-stop anxiety and dread that comes with such cruel and vicious legislation, note the impact of having gerrymandered (the politicians pick the voters) Washington rulers.

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The Answer Is: Medicare for All

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Democracy Now! on Mar 27, 2017

http://democracynow.org – On Friday, House Republicans failed to muster enough support to pass the GOP healthcare plan, which some call Trumpcare. In response, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has announced he will soon introduce a bill to create a single-payer healthcare system. Several progressive groups are backing a single-payer system, including the Working Families Party, the Progressive Campaign Change Committee, CREDO, Social Security Works and National Nurses United. For more, we speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. She is a professor at CUNY-Hunter College and a primary care physician. She is also a lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

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Kucinich Kicks off Health Care Debate with Renewed Call for Single-Payer

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Jan 18, 2011

Speaking today on the House floor, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) opposed efforts to repeal health care reform and also renewed his call for a single-payer health care system.

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Kucinich, Conyers, Sanders Renew Call for National Single Payer on Medicare’s Birthday

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Jul 30, 2010

Medicare for All is the most Cost-Effective Health Care Option for America

Congressmen Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are today reaffirming their efforts to provide all Americans with health care that would allow access to the doctor of choice without premiums, co-pays or deductibles. Kucinich and Conyers, Jr., are the co-authors of H.R. 676, Medicare for All, which provides a blueprint for an effective, national single-payer system. Sanders is the author of S. 703, the American Health Security Act which also provides for a single-payer system.

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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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Action Alert: Weiner Amendment Back On + David Swanson: We are being played for suckers!

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From an email from HealthJustice
Nov. 4, 2009

Greetings!

Breaking news from PNHP.  The Weiner amendment ‘could’ come to a floor vote on Friday or Saturday with maybe a 20 minute debate allowed.  Your calls and faxes were instrumental in making this happen.

Now is the time to push hard on your congressperson to vote for the Weiner amendment.  Even if it fails, it is very important to show that it has support.  If the entire health reform bill fails, as it very well may, then Medicare For All has a real shot at enactment when Congress realizes it MUST address health care.

So send this fax right now to your Congressperson.

You can also send a fax with your own words by clicking here.

There are numerous other faxes that support the Medicare For All idea.  Take your pick.

Then call your Congressperson.  You can get the phone number here. And call the Congressional bigwigs also.  Here are the numbers:

Call Speaker Pelosi: (202) 225-4965
Call Bill Floor Manager Rep. George Miller: (202) 225-2095
Call Bill Floor Manager Rep. Henry Waxman: (202) 225-3976

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This Week’s Healthcare Votes Do Not Mean What We’re Told

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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

October 25, 2009 CBC The National

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C-SPAN’s Washington Journal: Dennis Kucinich answers questions on Afghanistan, Health Care, and the Economy

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Oct. 25, 2009

Congressman Kucinich appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, addressing major issues facing our Nation. Dennis addresses the need to get out of the War, Health Care as a Civil Right, the necessity for national leadership to provide structured economic solutions regarding jobs, a national policy for the steel, automobile and aerospace industries, placing the Federal Reserve Board under the Treasury and Green Programs for environmental preservation, jobs and economic growth.

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Michael Moore’s Action Plan – 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now

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by Michael Moore
ICH
MichaelMoore.com
Oct. 22, 2009

Build a Peace Economy!

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You’ve Seen the Movie — Now It’s Time to ACT!

Friends,

It’s the #1 question I’m constantly asked after people see my movie: “OK — so NOW what can I DO?!”

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Why We Desperately Need Health Care for All – Now by Dennis Kucinich

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by Dennis Kucinich
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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Build a Peace Economy!

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Dear Friends,

More about why we desperately need health care for all:

This past weekend I visited a festival at a church in a working class area of my district. These events are opportunities for people from the community to gather, to eat ethnic foods, listen to music and enjoy each other’s company; before the brisk, brooding Cleveland winter begins to set in. When I walked through the doors, I felt as though I had stepped back in time, to when I was a child growing up in the inner city of Cleveland where I witnessed people struggling every day to make ends meet. From this early experience I have learned to recognize poverty, the clothes it wears and the physical appearance it presents.

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Ralph Nader: Congress has shut us out

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Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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Jason Leopold interviewing Ralph Nader
Truthout
Oct. 2009

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Raw Video: Arrests Made at NYC Insurance Protest

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AssociatedPress
October 15, 2009

New York police arrested several people during an insurance protest at the headquarters of UnitedHealth Group Thursday. Protestors carried signs and chanted ‘patients, not profits, medicare for all.’ (Oct. 15)

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Bill Moyers Journal: A New Direction for America with Mark Danner + Santa Ana Health Crusade

Snowe Job? Insider Says Senator Is “Disingenuous Or Naive” by Greg Palast

Health care Rx from my socialist fire department by Greg Palast

CBO Report On Medical Malpractice Flawed by Ralph Nader + Nader on the Federal Reserve

Pay the Mob or go to Jail By Nikki Alexander + Larry Kalb on Healthcare Reform

Pay the Mob or go to Jail By Nikki Alexander + Larry Kalb on Healthcare Reform

By Nikki Alexander
Featured Writer
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http://nikkialexander.wordpress.com
October 11, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee is set to vote Tuesday on a health care bill that has gained preeminence over four other health care bills that have emerged from House and Senate committees. The Senate Finance bill does not include a public insurance option to compete with private insurers. Nor does it allow Medicare to use its bargaining power to negotiate lower drug prices.

Under the Finance Committee bill, Americans would be required to buy corporate health insurance or pay an “excise tax” of $1,900. If you don’t pay that tax, the IRS could punish you with a $25,000 fine or up to one year in jail, or both. Read that again.

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Dennis Kucinich & The Mad As Hell Doctors!

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MoxNewsDotCom
October 01, 2009

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September 30, 2009 C-SPAN

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Kucinich: The Incredible Disappearing Public Option it’s Insurance Care instead of Health Care

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So sorry that the audio sucks.  What Kucinich has to say is important, we need a mass movement for Single Payer Medicare for All, HR 676.

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September 16, 2009

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Roy Rogers’ Horse Saves Health Care

by Dennis Kucinich
kucinich.us
Tuesday, 16 September 2009

The Senate cannot pass a health care bill with a public option. The House cannot pass a bill without one. The public wants a public option. The insurance industry wants a private mandate. The White House is in trouble on this and is calling upon the Senate to find a way out of this dark passage.

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