Max Eternity - Substantiating the very reason why Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich and other progressives voted against the Democrats recently passing Healthcare Bill in the House of Representatives, Harvard professor and member of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, states that "single-payer" is the real solution to the problem, not the watered down "public option." Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviewed Dr. Woolhandler, where within the overall dialog about the healthcare crisis, Woolhandler acknowledges that more than 60% of the bankruptcies in the US come as a direct consequence of medical bills. Also stating that more veterans die from lack of healthcare than from lives lost in the ongoing Middle East wars and occupations. Woolhandler went on to say that the current bill amounts to a giveaway to the private healthcare [insurance] companies, also being a tremendous setback for women's rights, as the bill makes a direct assault against a woman's right to choose in regards to reproductive rights. Click image above to watch video @ Democracy Now!
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