Joe Mathews: California’s newest litmus test requires support of government healthcare—or else
Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen: Everyone on the left agrees that single-payer health care is the goal. But a purist approach will only mean defeat
Ernest A. Canning: We really shouldn’t have to “debate” the need to replace ObamaCare with a single-payer system that treats healthcare as a basic human right. What passes for a healthcare system in these United States is so corrupt, dysfunctional and deadly that it amounts to an obscenity.
Michael T. Hertz: Having a national electronics healthcare records systems is desirable and will ultimately improve healthcare. But it should be truly national.
Michael T. Hertz: The last time we came close to getting single-payer health insurance we wound up with the hodge-podge called “Obamacare.” When that happened, we learned that Barack Obama was ready to sell us out to the corporations — in this case, the insurance companies. He gave us half a loaf instead of trying for the full one.
Sylvia Moore: Since it’s unlikely California will get another single payer bill introduced at the state level anytime soon, perhaps what Schweitzer did in Montana can be replicated at the local level.
Please join emergency room physician, Dr. Bill Honigman and others for a screening of “The Healthcare Movie” a highly acclaimed documentary by Laurie Simmons and Terry Sterrenberg, narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland
Don’t miss PNHP California’s Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony, to be held Sunday, October 21, 11:30am – 3pm, at Catalina Jazz Club. This year’s jazz brunch takes a walk on the Latin side, featuring the Grammy-nominated sounds of Jose Rizo’s Mongorama.
Sikivu Hutchison:Massa “I’ll piss on you Negroes from a great height and call it rain” Mitt shoulda been run out on a rail instead of booed at the recent NAACP convention.
Tina Dupuy: Both Arizona and Kansas are considering bills giving your doctor the legal authority to withhold potentially crucial information about your health and, in this case, your child’s.
Adam Eran: Intolerance is costly in other ways, too. The U.S. doesn’t get the cheaper, more effective single-payer health care now because racist Dixiecrats in Congress were concerned that federally-sponsored health care would mix the races in Southern hospitals.
This one-day educational and skills-building conference will teach you all about the US healthcare system, its problems, and how to fix them.
Brad Parker: This November, Progressives, Liberals and Democrats like myself are caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Dog. Greens and other Independents are being squeezed to the breaking point. This is a classic dilemma – a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives.