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Ceci Connolly explains the proposal for a new denial of care system

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Update - please read the National Nurses Movement diary at Open Left.

Pravda:

More Support for Health-Care Fix, But Funding Coverage Still Sticking Point
A coalition of hospitals, insurers, employers, physicians, drug makers and consumers released a report yesterday endorsing a set of policy changes that could cut in half the number of uninsured Americans.

Most notably, the group, known as the Health Reform Dialogue, calls for creating an "individual mandate" that would require every American to have some type of health coverage. Anyone who cannot afford insurance would be eligible for subsidies or expanded government programs such as Medicaid.

"We should seek to ensure coverage for all," the group concluded after six months of private, professionally facilitated negotiations.

You see what is wrong here? We are talking about coverage, not health care. Any public option proposed by this group will be some sort of Jim Crow health neglect system which will not work. Incidentally, Health Reform Dialogue does not appear to have a web site, which tells you what they think of themselves.

Politico has a more succinct report.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

to tired to change it back, look at the grammar

thanks for linking to the old post, and yeah, everyone should know the "joke" and the back story of Connolly, she is a truly dishonest harpy.

Submitted by jawbone on

at this Open Left post. The deck is stacked against real reform, real health care.

...who is in the room where the key decisions are being made. As Consumer Watchdog put it:

First we heard that consumer advocates had been left out of closed-door negotiations orchestrated by senate staffers to formulate health care reform legislation. Then, consumer advocates were left off the invite list to the White House summit on health care reform. The third strike came when no consumer voices were heard at a U.S. Senate Heath, Education, Labor and Pensions committee round table discussion about insurance reforms in the forthcoming national health care reform effort. Three of the seven panel members were from the insurance industry. A forth panelist represents an insurer-friendly think tank.

There's more, worth the click to read. TJis post, as so many do, points out the lack of representation for the people. Time for MASSIVE marches? Could the people be roused enough to come out and participate? Would have to be in many large metro centers, as so many have little money to get to Washington for one big march.

Question: Who can we put pressure on to ensure real change? Ted Kennedy?
Question: What can we do?

For me, it's the $20,000 question. Well, actually more, come April 1st. That amount for insuring one person has got to be a joke, right????