Thursday, May 7, 2009

Single-payer doesn't even get a hearing!

Ralph Nader has the latest on the move by the government to create a health care system: ["Disruption of Congress"].
Check out this quote:
Baucus crafted a hearing to kick off the health care debate in the Senate yesterday where 15 witnesses would be at the table to discuss health care reform.

The insurance industry was at the table.

The Business Roundtable was at the table.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was at the table.

Blue Cross Blue Shield was at the table.

The Heritage Foundation was at the table.

And corporate liberals like Andy Stern, Ron Pollack, and AARP were at the table.

But not one person who stood for what the majority of Americans, doctors, nurses, and health economists want - single payer - was at the table.

Not one.
So there you go. While some people may not like single-payer - and frankly, I don't even know if I support it anymore either - the fact that not a single advocate for the health care system that every other industrialized nation in the world uses was allowed a seat at the table is a serious problem.
But, that's the Democrats for you. Always limiting voices and testimony that they don't want to hear, like they always have done, like they always will do.
Change you can believe in? No, not at all. Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss. When will this end?

1 comment:

susanthe said...

Corporate liberals like AARP? What a bunch of codswallop. AARP supported the disastrous Medicare Part D private insurance drug benefit.