Thursday, August 13, 2009

Comparing Single-Payer with the Public Option

Healthcare-NOW! provides the following resources to clarify the difference between Single Payer and Public Option Health Care Reform options:

Report Card for Single-Payer and “Public Option” (.pdf)

More of the Same Is Not Health Care Reform, It’s a Placebo - By Leonard Rodberg, PhD

Hold out for single payer - By Nick Skala

Bait and switch: How the “public option” was sold - By Kip Sullivan

The “Public Plan Option”: Myths and Facts

Health Policy Q & A with PNHP Co-founders Drs. David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler (.pdf)

Tell them why they’re wrong when they say single-payer is not politically viable! (.pdf)

Single-Payer Teach-In
Dr. Len Rodberg, of Physicians for a National Health Program, made a great presentation on single-payer and the “public option” at a teach-in in New York City.

Download Len Rodberg’s slide show (.ppt).


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