Less than a month after 13 single payer advocates were arrested protesting the exclusion of single payer, it is at the table in both Houses, making progress while the multi-payer pro-insurance reform is faltering.
When we started our campaign one month ago to put single payer national health insurance on the table, we were ignored.
When we stood up and demanded that single payer be part of the debate, we were arrested.
Today, single payer is breaking through, while the multi-payer pro-health insurance reform is faltering.
Here’s the news, single payer national health insurance will be at the table in the Senate with a witness participating in a hearing this Thursday. And, on Wednesday a hearing is being held on single payer in the House of Representatives.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education and Pensions has invited Margaret Flowers, MD of Physicians for National Health Policy to testify this Thursday at 3:00 PM in a hearing on health care reform. Flowers was one of the Baucus 13 I was arrested with three weeks ago protesting the exclusion of single payer from Senate Finance Committee hearings.
And, on Wednesday, the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee of the House Education & Labor Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining the
Single Payer Health Care Option” this Wednesday, June 10th at 10:30 am in
2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Single payer is making advances while the multi-payer pro-insurance industry reform bill is faltering.