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By Russell Mokhiber  Posted by Dan Merica (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 3 pages)   1 comment
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Following are the headlines this morning corporate media are blaring on megaphones where most Americans get their "news":
ABC:  "Clinton Calls for Universal Health Care"
CBS:  "Clinton Calls For Universal Health Care"
CNN: "Clinton unveils mandatory health care insurance plan"
FOX: "Sen. Hillary Clinton Unveils $110 Billion Universal Health Care Plan"
MSNBC: "Clinton unveils her plan for health care"
  Almost nobody in the land knows that Dennis Kucinich is calling for single payer health care, or for that matter, what single payer health care might be.  Because of their overwhelming fear that the public might hear about it, they do not cover Dennis Kucinich.
  As far as Corporate media go, Hillary is their man.  Even FOX News owner Rupert Murdoch did a fundraiser for her.  Not one of the corporate media cowards is willing to tell the truth, that she gets more funding from the "health care" industry than her colleagues for selling out the American people on health care.  Of course, they would lose their job for telling the truth.
  That is the real story, the only way to get the money is to sell out the public interest.
  The dirty little secret corporate media will not let you hear is that if you want health care, you must be willing to pay transnational investors piled on top of the doctors.  That's Hillary's system, pretty much the current system with blackmail added.  Under HillaryCare, if you don't pay them to bleed you dry, you will be fined --Jack

Dear Democrats
by Russell Mokhiber

Dear Democrats:

You have a problem.

A serious problem.

Forget, for a moment, the war in Iraq.

Try the war at home.

Focus for a moment.

On the war between the American people and the health insurance industry.

Today, your likely standard bearer for President, the woman who would vanquish those corporate Republicans from the White House, one corporate Democratic Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, will announce her health care plan.

It will not be single payer.

It will not be Canadian-style cradle to grave, everybody in, nobody out, Medicare for all.

No, that would drive Hillary's key financial supporters - the health insurance corporations - out of business.

Instead, Hillarycare is a plan the health insurance corporations will love, something that Mitt Romney and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger could love - a plan that mandates that every individual go out and pay for his or her own health insurance coverage - like auto insurance.

You must be covered - or you will pay a fine.

And it's not just Hillary.

Among the Democrat candidates on the Presidential stage - Dennis Kucinich is the only Democrat to support a single payer, Canadian-style health care system.

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