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PARDON ME--HCAN is not single-payer

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PARDON ME--HCAN is not single-payer

By Kevin Anthony Stoda

This last week I wrote about Healthcare for America Now (HCAN) and its campaign for a much better health care plan for America.  

I have since been informed by reader, Doug Rogers that HCAN--sponsored by Barack Obama and ignored by John McCain--does not actually meet many of poorer America's needs.  Moreover, it seems to be a plan to make more money for the current health care insurance and industry players. As far as I can tell both Cynthia McKinney (Greens) and Ralph Nader are supporting much better single-payer plans.

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Perhaps this is why in Missouri the alternative parties are doing so well.

The following is exactly what Doug Rogers conveyed to me.


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HCAN is not single-payer

No, it is not a single payer plan.  The original bill that was introduced by John Conyers is called Healthcare Now.  It is a single-payer plan.  It is backed by Dennis Kucinich and presidential candidates Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney. 

This other initiative, which is called Healthcare for America Now or HCAN(confusing right?) is backed by the mainstream Democrats, (I cancelled my membership because of it), Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.  It is well-funded and is getting a huge push right now and threatens to swamp the single-payer initiative.

I don't know who the unseen players are in its promotion.  But the thing you have to ask yourself is why would anyone go into a negotiation asking for less than what they wanted?  If you had an agent negotiating the sale of your house and you were hoping to get $200,000 for it, but the agent offered it for $180,000 and then told you he ended up settling for $150,000, what conclusions would you draw?  Either that he is totally incompetent or that he was getting something on the side from the other party in the negotiation.

That is the situation we have with the Democrats right now.  Obama is receiving massive contributions from the health insurance industry, so it's not hard to get the picture. 

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Please check this out and let as many people as you can know what's really going on.  This is our last and best opportunity to reform healthcare and if the insurance companies can kill it it will be a generation before we get another opportunity.


Moreover, Doug Rogers had written earlier on this topic:

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