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I Will Continue To Fight For Single-Payer
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Dear Friends,

Forty-seven million Americans are without health insurance. Why? Because they can't afford it.

And what's Washington's solution? Require people to buy private insurance with the government providing a subsidy to the health insurance companies.

What a pathetic state of affairs that our national government cannot respond to the needs of the people and must first respond to the needs of Wall Street and the health insurance industry and their stock prices.

I am going to continue to fight for single-payer. And I'm going to continue to try to get in the final legislation a provision which will protect the rights of states to be able to move forward with single-payer health care plans of their own.

It is time that we broke the chains, which the health insurance companies have on our political process. It's time that we have a government that we can call our own. And it's time that Congress respond to the needs of the American people first, and recognize that health care is a basic right in a democratic society.


Thank you.

 

Dennis Kucinich is former US Congressman and two-time presidential candidate from Ohio who served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

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Dennis K: on this site today there's some good new... by Bryna Hellmann on Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 at 9:52:09 AM
We knew over a year ago who had our backs on this ... by Roger on Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:57:11 AM
Thank you, Congressman Kucinich... by Amy Fried, Ph.D. on Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:59:15 AM
Truth deserving wider recognition.Never give up, C... by martinweiss on Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 at 1:01:40 PM
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