From Democracy Now! –
As debate continues over healthcare reform on Capitol Hill, we hear from two groups taking action to call for a single-payer system: Mad As Hell Doctors, who have been driving across the country in the lead-up to a rally tomorrow in Washington, DC, and Mobilization for Health Care for All, which is launching “Patients Not Profit” sit-ins at insurance company offices nationwide.
As the Senate Finance Committee debates the health care bill today, Democratic Senators John Rockefeller of West Virginian and Charles Schumer of New York are expected to include an amendment on the public option in the bill. Well, we turn now to two groups that say that’s not enough. They are calling for a single payer plan.
The Mad as Hell Doctors are a group of Oregon-based doctors who have traveled across the country all month to push for real health care reform. They are rallying in Washington, DC Wednesday. Dr. Paul Hochfeld joins us from Cleveland, Ohio. He’s an emergency room physician at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon.
We’re also joined here in the firehouse studio by Kevin Zeese who is the executive director of The Prosperity Agenda. He is helping to launch a national campaign of “Patients Not Profit” sit-ins at insurance company offices. There is a sit-in and a rally in front of Aetna headquarters in New York today.
Kevin Zeese, executive director of the Prosperity Agenda. He is helping to launch a national campaign of “Patients Not Profit” sit-ins at insurance company offices.
Dr. Paul Hochfeld, Mad As Hell doctor from Corvallis, Oregon, where he is an emergency room physician at the Good Samaritan Hospital.