Comparing Single-Payer with the Public Option! + Single-Payer Teach-In

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Healthcare-NOW!
August 5, 2009

health care options

There has been considerable confusion about the differences between single-payer healthcare, which Healthcare-NOW! supports, and the healthcare reform options, including President Obama’s “public option,” being introduced by the House and Senate.

So we’ve collected the following resources to clarify the difference:

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Senator Sanders Unfiltered: Healthcare Reform 101

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bravenewfilms
August 21, 2009

Get weekly Senator Sanders Unfiltered episodes delivered to you on Facebook, Twitter, or email. Sign up at: http://sandersunfiltered.com And, be part of Senator Sanders weekly show. Submit your video question via Twitvid with #Sanders. http://twitvid.com

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Maddow: Stealth Campaigning! + Bernie Sanders

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MoxNewsDotCom
August 19, 2009

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August 19, 2009 MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show

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Bernie Sanders: Congress is representing special interests, not the people

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http://airamerica.com
July 28, 2009

The Ron Reagan Show

Senator Bernie Sanders talks with Ron about the health care debate.

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Weiner: Put-Up or Shut-Up + Sanders at the “Guaranteed Health Care” Rally + Follow the Money

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July 30, 2009
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Bernie Sanders at the “Guaranteed Health Care” Rally

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Bernie Sanders: Mass mobilization is needed

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SenatorSanders
July 29, 2009

Sen. Sanders appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show to discuss health insurance reform efforts and the public option.

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Richard Wolff: Health care reform getting “meager”

The Daily Show: Bill Kristol admits the government can provide first-class health care + Dems may drop public option

The Truth about Socialized Medicine By Audrey Mayer

Weiner Attacks Republican Opponents of Health Reform + Luetkemeyer

Kucinich and Weiner on Single Payer

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Radio Or Not
Air America
July 24, 2009

As promised, here are my interviews from last night’s show on Air America with Congressmen Dennis Kucinich and Anthony Weiner on single payer health care.

Listen here: Radio Or Not: Kucinich and Weiner on Single Payer

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Friday: Key Vote on Single Payer Healthcare + Fax them now!

Kucinich keeps Single-Payer healthcare alive by Michael Carmichael

Tax the rich to pay for health care? + Weiner Blasts the Critics of Health Reform

Bait and switch: How the “public option” was sold + Take Action

Obama’s Press Conference: Health care key to economy

Kucinich on States and Single Payer Health Care

Friday: Key Vote on Single Payer Healthcare + Fax them now!

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Updated: added another email with a link to fax the members of this committee and your representative.

from an email from http://www.democrats.com

At last night’s press conference on healthcare, President Obama shocked the media with a very inconvenient truth:

“I want to cover everybody. Now, the truth is that, unless you have a single-payer system, in which everybody is automatically covered, then you’re probably not going to reach every single individual.”

So why won’t our elected Democrats in Washington fight for a single-payer system that will cover everyone? Especially when it’s the only system that will actually save money by eliminating 30% in utterly wasted overhead from greedy insurance giants?

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Kucinich keeps Single-Payer healthcare alive by Michael Carmichael

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[Note: This post was picked up by http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h676/.  Info on the bill H. R. 676 or to follow its progress: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h676/show.  Vote it up, too, as it’s lagging far behind the “no” votes.]

by Michael Carmichael
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PlanetaryMovement.org
July 23, 2009

The congressional healthcare reform bill, H.R. 3200, now contains the Kucinich amendment thus keeping hope alive for a single-payer system.

Two weeks ago, Dennis Kucinich proposed an amendment to the healthcare reform bill that keeps the single-payer option alive.  Kucinich’s amendment will permit states the power to introduce single-payer healthcare systems.  Importantly, Kucinich’s amendment drew bipartisan support by uniting proponents of single-payer healthcare with states rights advocates, and it is now the crucial part of the landmark bill that is due to be voted on by the end of this month.

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Tax the rich to pay for health care? + Weiner Blasts the Critics of Health Reform

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TheRealNews
July 22, 2009

Wolff: Rich people do not make an economy strong. What makes the country wealthy is its people.

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Bait and switch: How the “public option” was sold + Take Action

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by Kip Sullivan – PNHP’s official Blog
Monday, Jul 20, 2009

The people who brought us the “public option” began their campaign promising one thing but now promote something entirely different. To make matters worse, they have not told the public they have backpedalled. The campaign for the “public option” resembles the classic bait-and-switch scam: tell your customers you’ve got one thing for sale when in fact you’re selling something very different.

When the “public option” campaign began, its leaders promoted a huge “Medicare-like” program that would enroll about 130 million people. Such a program would dwarf even Medicare, which, with its 45 million enrollees, is the nation’s largest health insurer, public or private. But today “public option” advocates sing the praises of tiny “public options” contained in congressional legislation sponsored by leading Democrats that bear no resemblance to the original model.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the “public options” described in the Democrats’ legislation might enroll 10 million people and will have virtually no effect on health care costs, which means the “public options” cannot, by themselves, have any effect on the number of uninsured. But the leaders of the “public option” movement haven’t told the public they have abandoned their original vision. It’s high time they did.

via Bait and switch: How the “public option” was sold – PNHP’s official Blog

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See also:

CYRANO’S JOURNAL ONLINE | A healthcare reform for suckers – Obama Health Care Plan Really Better Than Nothing?

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Tax the rich to pay for health care? + Weiner Blasts the Critics of Health Reform

Obama’s Press Conference: Health care key to economy

Kucinich on States and Single Payer Health Care

Health Care Is Not The Only Socialized Thing We Need To Stop – Here Are 20 More!!

Kucinich Secures Congressional Victory for States’ Single Payer Drive

Obama’s Press Conference: Health care key to economy

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msnbc.com

July 22, 2009

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Obama’s Remarks on Health Care – Text – NYTimes.com h/t: CLG

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President Obama’s Longtime Physician Opposes White House Health Plan, Advocates Single Payer – Democracy Now!

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Kucinich on States and Single Payer Health Care

Health Care Is Not The Only Socialized Thing We Need To Stop – Here Are 20 More!!

Kucinich Secures Congressional Victory for States’ Single Payer Drive

Kucinich on States and Single Payer Health Care

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Democracy Now!
July 21, 2009

As Obama Continues Push for Healthcare Reform, House Committee Approves Kucinich-Sponsored Measure to Keep Single-Payer Option Alive

On Capitol Hill, Democratic leaders say they’re open to paring down a healthcare reform bill in order to sway “conservative” Democrats who’ve threatened to oppose the measure that would create a government-run public insurance option. We speak with progressive Democrat, Rep. Dennis Kucinich D-Ohio. A House committee recently approved his amendment that would allow individual states to adopt a single-payer system. [includes rush transcript]

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Health Care Is Not The Only Socialized Thing We Need To Stop – Here Are 20 More!!

Kucinich Secures Congressional Victory for States’ Single Payer Drive

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Government Gone Mad by Joel S. Hirschhorn

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by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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www.foavc.org
July 20, 2009

Perhaps most Americans deserve the federal government they have.  A government that, contrary to the lofty rhetoric of Barack Obama, is pure politics as usual.  A government that is as corrupted by moneyed interests as ever.  A government that is as dysfunctional and inefficient as ever.

A government that should have prevented the current recession but did not and now has spent horrendous amounts of money that has largely been wasted.  A government that has put many future generations in debt.  A government that makes a mockery out of the concept of democracy.

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