How was Bill Moyers on single payer?
Here's his article on single payer in Salon today. History doesn't always rhyme.
Often, it just repeats.
NOTE Nice to see this quote from Obama making the rounds. Because you have to ask, "What could possibly have changed?"
In 2003, a young Illinois state senator named Barack Obama told an AFL-CIO meeting, "I am a proponent of a single-payer universal healthcare program."
Single payer. Universal. That's health coverage, like Medicare, but for everyone who wants it. Single payer eliminates insurance companies as pricey middlemen. The government pays care providers directly. It's a system that polls consistently have shown the American people favoring by as much as 2-to-1.
There was only one thing standing in the way, Obama said six years ago: "All of you know we might not get there immediately because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate and we have to take back the House."
And here we are!