Progressives debate health care “victory” (Video)
From the Real News Network –
On Tuesday, President Obama signed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The bill has been proclaimed historic, and the media, following administration’s lead, called the House vote a victory. But supporters of the health reform are divided on the merits of the legislation. A day before the bill was signed into law, a coalition of over a dozen of health care organizations held a press conference on Capitol Hill, declaring their support for the reform and urging the Senate to pass the reconciliation bill. The same day, Physicians for a National Health Program, a nonprofit organization of 17,000 physicians and health professionals, published their study of the House health bill. According to PNHP, about 23 million people will remain uninsured nine years out. The Real News’ Ania Smolenskaia spoke with Dr. Margaret Flowers form PNHP and Norman Solomon, journalist and media critic, about their take on the health care situation.