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Archive for April 8th, 2009

A Catastrophe in the Making – Legislative Healthcare Proposals

young-obamaSarcastically describing them as “brilliant,” Physicians for a National Health Program National Coordinator Quentin Young warned that the legislative proposals currently being considered to improve access to healthcare are “a catastrophe in the making” and would rival the collapse of the financial markets.

Speaking at an outdoor rally today in downtown Chicago’s Federal Plaza, Young advocated for a publicly funded, privately operated “Medicare-for-all” health system, and he mocked proposals to mandate that everyone buy private insurance or face a fine.

The rally was timed to coincide with the White House forum on healthcare reform taking place in Los Angeles and was co-sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. Young noted that single-payer advocates were denied a seat at the table at today’s forum and that—in Los Angeles—”thousands were protesting outside because they could not get inside.”   (read the whole story)

To learn more about the “Medicare-for-all” plan, visit the Physicians for a National Health Program website.  They host a great questions & answers page.   If you are short on a time, and would like to view a quick and concise video describing the benefits of such a plan, CLICK HERE.

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