By Dr. Quentin Young – As we approach Nov. 2, it’s fair to say that in many ways the distortion of political discourse in our country has never been worse. Extreme right-wing personalities – reincarnated Know-Nothings – are elbowing their way into the nightly airwaves via paid advertisements and Fox News. Billionaires are lavishly funding…

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From Democracy NOW! – President Obama is ramping up efforts for his proposed overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system. On Monday, the President spoke at the annual conference of the American Medical Association in Chicago, opening a week in which healthcare will dominate attention in Congress. Obama’s speech before the AMA on Monday came just…

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Today, Dr. Quentin Young, national coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program, called on President Barack Obama to nominate Dr. Marcia Angell or Dr. David Satcher to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Angell is a senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School and former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.…

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For those of you unfamiliar with Dr. Young, he has been a tireless advocate for single payer health care for over twenty years, but that is just one item on a CV that includes: – Practicing medicine for over sixty years (he’s recently retired) – President of the Medical Committee for Human Rights,(physicians who traveled…

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