Friday, July 24, 2009

Kucinich Keeps Single-Payer Alive

The congressional health care 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 health care systems.

Importantly, Kucinich's amendment drew bipartisan support by uniting proponents of single-payer health care 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.

For years, Dennis Kucinich has been a leading advocate of single-payer health care. John Conyers and Dennis Kucinch co-authored the single-payer bill, H.R. 676, a landmark piece of legislation that has 85 co-sponsors.

America is the sole western democracy that does not have a single-payer system. Some nations in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America have single-payer health care systems.

Read it all at Huffington Post

Watch an interview with Kucinich at Democracy Now:

Interview Transcript

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