by CNA/NNOC - Shum Preston
Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 02:21:58 PM PST
The National Nurses Organizing Committee will spend 2007 organizing for John Conyers' "Medicare for All" bill, or an alternative single-payer healthcare system. This kind of national healthcare plan is the only affordable, just way to provide a single standard of high quality care to all people.
We're developing our internal blog; below is today's news on the fight.
LOS ANGELES TIMES-Superstar columnist Patt Morrison notes the problem at the heart of today’s broken health-care system: insurance corporations. America wastes hundreds of billions of dollars a year to subsidize a private insurance industry that does little but create a middleman between patients and care providers, while frittering away care dollars on marketing, profits, and bureaucrats AND denying coverage to customers it doesn’t like. Take it away, Patt:
"Business, which has a firm grip on the legislative joystick, hits the panic button at talk of single-payer healthcare or universal healthcare, and it hauls out its own boogeyman phrases, such as "job-killer" and "drag on the economy."