Roger Hickey: NOW is the time to fight for a public health insurance option [and oh btw, single payer advocates are so funny!]
Paul Jay, of The Real News, interviews Roger Hickey, one of the Very Serious People who bring you managed competition this time around about single payer, the public option, Obama's campaign promise on health care and whether he'll keep it, and that little foofaraw at the Senate hearing.
THE REAL NEWS: Why weren't people who promoted single payer allowed to attend?
ROGER HICKEY: It's clear that in the United States Senate, at least, the Democrats have decided that reform is not going to take the shape of single payer. I thought it was a bad move to exclude testimony from advocates of single payer. We could have had them on without taking them seriously [chuckles].
The rest of the interview: