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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Obama’s Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick by Chris Hedges

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Larry King Live: Dennis Kucinich: I Didn’t Want To Be Responsible For Killing The Bill

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CNN
March 17, 2010

CNN’s Larry King talks to Rep. Dennis Kucinich about why he changed his mind on the health care bill.

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Let States Do It + Put States’ Rights Single-Payer Back In

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Let States Do Healthcare

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March 07, 2010

Congress members should block the health insurance reform bill until an amendment passed last July is reinstated to allow states to create single-payer healthcare if they choose.

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What happened to health reform?

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TheRealNews
February 25, 2010

A reaction from a nurse and a doctor to a “Bipartisan Meeting on Health Reform”

Donna Smith is a community-based journalist, organizer and legislative advocate for National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association and for the single-payer, Medicare for all reform.

Dr Mandy Cohen Executive Director of Doctors for America and a primary care physician. Prior to joining Doctors for America, Dr. Cohen was the Deputy Director of Comprehensive Women’s Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington DC. Dr. Cohen received her medical degree from Yale University.

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Dennis Kucinich: Medicare for All, the Idea Whose Time Has Come + Take Action

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Feb 8, 2010

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today sent a letter to President Obama commending him for calling for new ideas and a renewed discussion about health care reform. Kucinich requested that supporters of Medicare for All be represented at the upcoming February 25 health care summit.

“I hope you will invite a representative of the community that is advocating for the only health care that has consistently proven to address each of the criteria you have outlined for a satisfactory health care plan: Medicare for All,” wrote Kucinich.

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Doctors Flowers and Paris Arrested Trying to Inform Obama about Medicare For All

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liamh2
January 29, 2010

On Jan. 29, 2010, Doctors Margaret Flowers and Carol Paris were arrested outside a hotel, at the Inner Harbor, in Baltimore, MD, where President Barack Obama was to give a speech. They were on a sidewalk outside the Renaissance hotel holding a banner. The doctors had a letter that they wanted to give to the President and/or one of his aides, re: Medicare for All. They were arrested for trespassing, according to to a police officer at the scene. Later after getting into a police car, this reporter was advised, the two doctors were released, without going to the local lockup. Each was then given” a citation” for trespassing. For background on this issue, check out Dr. Flowers visit to the White House, on Jan. 28, 2010, at:

Kucinich Responds To Obama’s SOTU Address + Dr. Margaret Flowers has healthcare info for Obama

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Kucinich Responds To Obama’s SOTU Address + Dr. Margaret Flowers has healthcare info for Obama

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The Re-Elect Congressman Kucinich Committee
January 28, 2010

Dennis Kucinich on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” – the economy must work for all people not just a few.

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Dennis Kucinich: We Have to Start Over

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RussiaToday
January 22, 2010

After a year of concerted effort to push through a major health care reform in the United States, it seems that the bill currently under consideration will not pass. But Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) says that the current problems are just part of the legislative process and while the end may be near for this particular bill, health care reform is essential.

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Dennis Kucinich: I’ll Continue To Fight For Single Payer Health Care

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January 21, 2010

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From an email:

Dear Friends,

Forty-seven million Americans are without health insurance. Why? Because they can’t afford it.

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Pro-single-payer physicians call for defeat of Senate health bill

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Physicians for a National Health Program
Dec. 22, 2009

Legislation ‘would bring more harm than good,’ group says

For Immediate Release

Contact:
David Himmelstein, M.D.
Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H.
Oliver Fein, M.D.
Mark Almberg, PNHP, (312) 782-6006, mark@pnhp.org

A national organization of 17,000 physicians who favor a single-payer health care system called on the U.S. Senate today to defeat the health care legislation presently before it and to immediately consider the adoption of an expanded and improved Medicare-for-All program.

While noting that the Senate bill includes some “salutary provisions” like an expansion of Medicaid, increased funding for community clinics and the curbing of some of the worst practices of the private insurance industry, the group says the negatives in the bill outweigh the positives.

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1:19 a.m.: Senate Dems win key 60-40 vote on health care + No public option, no bill?

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by David Lightman
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — The Senate early Monday voted 60 to 40 to cut off extended debate on the Democratic-authored health care overhaul bill, the first major step toward passing the measure later this week.

The vote, which saw all 58 Democrats and two independents vote to end the latest debate while all 40 Republicans opposed the maneuver, ended at 1:19 a.m. and capped a day of debate that turned partisan and often angry.

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The vote, the first of three planned this week aimed at cutting off different debates, found Democrats marching united and determined toward anticipated passage of historic health care legislation late Wednesday or Thursday. If that happens, the Senate bill will have to be reconciled with the version the House of Representatives passed last month.

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via 1:19 a.m.: Senate Dems win key 60-40 vote on health care | McClatchy

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The Punk Patriot: Insurance Companies Pass Landmark Bill!

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November 24, 2009

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