by CNA/NNOC - Shum Preston
Fri Jan 19, 2007 at 01:43:30 PM PST
All these post-Hillary, post-Arnold health reform plans force patients people to sign up with big insurance companies, either individually or through their jobs—-an "employer mandate" or "individual mandate." But a court ruling yesterday in Maryland might kill the employer mandate strategy.
Meaning that the big solution being offered for our system-wide health disaster? Forcing individuals to buy some junk health insurance. All hat, no cattle there--helping along the movement towards single-payer health care.
In other single-payer news, the coalitions for health care reform keep growing, as part of a rapidly evolving health care/political landscape, and even conservative editorialists see single-payer in the offing--despite the best efforts of insurers, certain other corporations, and their allies to block it. Activists from coast-to-coast are pressing their case, while the rich have a new kind of health care available: the four-star hospital spa.
Brought to you by the National Nurses Organizing Committee as we organize to make 2007 the Year of Single-Payer Healthcare.