Below is Kevin Zeese’s, Executive Director of ProsperityAgenda.US, response to Frontline’s Obama’s Deal. If you would like to send your comment to PBS about Obama’s Deal, please go here. *** I really hope you will respond to this email because I was quite disturbed by the bias shown by Frontline in its two reports on…

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By Isabel Macdonald for AlterNet – TV networks have shut out coverage of single-payer as an option for health reform. We must work to get it back in public debate. The debate about health reform is clearly in critical condition, with the prospects for President Barack Obama’s proposed “public option” looking increasingly uncertain. The U.S.…

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The Washington Post produced a graphic on how the Congressional committees working on health reform legislation are being lobbied by people who use to work for them. According to the graphic, “nearly half of the former Capitol Hill aides hired by major health-care companies to lobby Congress during the first quarter of 2009 previously worked…

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Legal charges against the “Baucus 13” were settled in a series of court hearings held earlier this week. The 13 were charged with disruption of congress after they attempted to speak on behalf of single payer healthcare reform at two Senate Finance Committee hearings on healthcare in May. Senator Baucus, the chair of the Finance…

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By Mike Dennison for the Montana Standard – As Sen. Max Baucus has taken the lead on health-reform legislation in the U.S. Senate, he’s also become a leader in something else: Campaign money received from health- and insurance-industry interests. In the past six years, nearly one-fourth of every dime raised by Baucus, D-Mont., and his…

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By David Swanson – Senator Max Baucus met Wednesday with advocates for single-payer healthcare, including Senator Bernie Sanders, and told them that he might drop criminal charges against 13 people arrested for speaking up in his hearings, but that he would not include any supporters of single-payer health coverage in any future hearings. According to…

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By Ryan Grim for Huffington-Post – Sen. Max Baucus got some not-so friendly advice from his Montana constituents last week as he works to reform the health care system: You’re doing it all wrong. Baucus, the chair of the Finance Committee and the leader of reform efforts in the Senate, scheduled 20 town hall meetings…

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By Single Payer Action – Guess who’s coming to dinner. After months of proclaiming that single payer is off the table, Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) has invited five key single payer advocates to meet with him in Washington, D.C. this week. On Wednesday June 3, Senator Baucus will meet with Dr. David Himmelstein, Associate Professor…

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Sen. Max Baucus, Chair of the Finance Committee announced last week: “single-payer option is not on the table because it cannot pass”. A week earlier, a rally, co-sponsored by one of the main advocates of single-payer system, CNA/NNOC took place on Capitol Hill. Hundreds of nurses, doctors and health care reform advocates gathered to express…

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