Saturday, June 20, 2009


Health care action in DC—a protection racket

by Larry Geller

On Town Square Thursday night (6/18/2009), guest Russell Mokhiber, phoning in for the program from his home late at night, mentioned that he had run into White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel the day before. Here’s an article describing what that was about: Single Payer and the Duplicitous Rahm Emanuel (, 6/18/2009).

Here’s a video that was included in the article. It includes the question of why the Congressional Budget Office isn’t scoring single payer. If it did, it would likely find out that everyone could be covered for what we are paying now or less.

Conclusion? What Congress and Obama are doing is trying to protect their big donors, especially the insurance companies.

Check out the story. Here’s a snippet:

We also asked Emanuel why Obama flip-flopped on single payer.

After all, as a young state Senator in Illinois, Obama said he was for single payer.

All that would be needed to make single payer a reality, Obama said in 2003, would be for the Democrats to "take back the White House, the Senate and the House."

Fast forward six years.

The Democrats have taken back the White House, the Senate and the House.

Now Obama is opposed to single payer.

Why did Obama flip flop?

"It's about the objective, not the means," Emanuel said.

Well, if the objective is to cover everyone and control costs, the CBO says that the Democratic Party's tinkering plans won't do it.


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