Friday, January 30, 2009

Single payer health care: It's aliiiiive!

Best political news of the month: Single-payer advocates are refusing to fade quietly from the field in favor of the tiny-slice-of-the-loaf plan of Health Care for America Now:

A coalition of liberal advocacy groups and labor unions ... announced Wednesday the launch of a lobbying campaign to build support for a health care overhaul that would expand Medicare, the health entitlement for the elderly, to cover everyone and act as the "single payer," putting health insurance companies out of business.

The only hope for getting any public pool of health coverage at all is if 'Medicare for All' is a credible threat.

This diary at DailyKos outlines the changes in this Congress' version of H.R. 676 and is filled with excellent action suggestions and links to further resources.

[Hat tip Daily Kos]

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At 10:24 AM, February 01, 2009, Anonymous lambert strether said...

Hi Nell:

You might be interested in our continuing health care and above all single payer coverage at Corrente; see the "Today in Health Care Reform" sidebar for recent posts. And see our collection of postings. We've also developed a widget for "Today in Health Care Reform, which really does get updated every day. I'd love to have somebody test it (othe than me).


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