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Should a state set up single payer option be added back to healthcare bill?

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) was none too happy when House leaders stripped his single-payer provision from their $894 billion health reform proposal. Today, he’s urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to reinstate it.

“Like many other important reforms included in the underlying bill, the Kucinich amendment is the object of attack by the insurance industry,” Kucinich wrote in a letter. “Unlike other reform measures, Leadership has chosen to strip the Kucinich amendment of the protection it deserves.”
Kucinich’s provision, which would allow states to set up single-payer health care systems modeled after Medicare, passed the House Education and Labor Committee in July, but was stripped out by Democratic leaders as they pieced together their final bill from the various committee proposals. Kucinich concedes that the provision represents “incremental reform.”

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://washingtonindependent.com/65956/kucinich-wants-his-amendment-back
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • NO! I like my health care just the way it is. Leave it alone -
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:59 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • This from a man who wanted to take every dollar (MANDATE) Health Insurance Profits to pay for a public option. Not thinking about the long term economics disadvantages.
    This is a man who signed a solidarity agreement in support Hugo Chaves. Please. No thanks. If
    This from a man who visitied the middle east, referred to the Syrian Pres and "your excellence" and NEVER once visited the troop in Iraq/Afghanistan.
    This from a man who was given a free pass when he accused the President of LYING on the House floor(2008?), but is the first to attack Joe Wilson.
    Kucinich doesn't like the free market, doesn't like America, and shuns the troops. He needs to get his elf like ass out of here. At least get out of my state.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:28 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • I thought it was still in there....I didn't think it was ever taken out--at least as far as PelosiCare goes?!?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:48 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • If this goes through it will all be done through the federal government. The states won't have a choice.
    Kucinich is a kook.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:37 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • Yes, if states want it, they should get it
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

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