Senator Baucus during his May 8, 2009 Senate Hearing on Health Care Reform calls for “More Police” as single payer advocates are escorted out of the room, yet soon after his crony-CEOs of the health care industry get the mike and plenty of air time. Please watch:
The health care reform discussions have never honored the true meaning of “round table” in considering the sanest, most humane and affordable, health care reform proposals. The Single Payer Medicare-for-All Plan is a structure with boundaries from the get-go. This structure is clear and simple and, again, a structure, so it can’t by eroded by corporate-political cronyism and semantic gymnastics (i.e., what happens to words such as “robust” or even “the public plan” itself, “the” … as if there is or was ever a stable version).