Today in Inglewood, California there are huge crowds showing up for a free healthcare at the Forum. The lines and crowds are so large that people are being told by all the major news stations in LA, not to come down. People have been given tickets and appointments to be seen by this large army of volunteer doctors stretching until next week. This free health clinic is spending time with people, many who haven’t had a check up in over 10 years because healthcare except for extreme emergencies is out of reach.
Its important to keep this in mind as you listen to the podcasts and watch the videos outlining the debate around Healthcare Reform. Currently we have people saying that there is no need for Healthcare Reform. They say the system is good as it stands now. Perhaps those who hold such a pious attitude should tell that to all the folks clamoring to get to get to the free healthcare clinic in Inglewood. The large amounts of people is a clear indication of the numbers of people uninsured and under insured..
With all that being said, below are are sounds and sights of various perspectives outlining the perspectives folks are having on the Healthcare Debate. The first podcast focuses on people who held an Obama Health Scare Rally in Danville, California. They think the system is ok and they certainly don’t wanna deal with any Obama’s plans. The second podcast comes from a young activist who drop jewels about Single-payer and why its needed. We then have 4 videos featuring Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Former Governor Howard Dean and Dr Salomeh Keyhani.
This was taken from a healthcare forum from last month where folks talk about the need for more medical workers, the importance of having a public option and the truth behind ‘rationed care’.
We encourage to look at different facets of the healthcare bill for themselves.
Here’s apage that shows the misinformation about the so called Death committee
We ran into some folks holding what they described as a ‘grassroots’ impromptu’ rally opposing Obama’s Healthcare plans in Danville, California. A lot of half truths and misinformation was passed along in this discussion, but we felt it was important to hear just where folks are coming from.. This is part of our continued coverage on healthcare reform..
Listen to the Breakdown FM Show Below
Obama Health Scare Rally in Danville, California
We sat down and spoke with longtime Bay Area activist Rosa Cabberra who works in the healthcare industry. She gave us an insightful breakdown of Single Payer. She explained why it was the best option yet not on the table. She talked to us about impacting the political will of elected officials who have been reluctant to push for single payer for fear of Republican pushback…
Listen to the Break down FM interview here
Healthcare Reform Debate-What is Single Payer and is it the Best Plan?
US secretary of Labor Hilda Solis talks about Health reform in her address to the Campaign for America’s Future. She focuses on the need to hire more medical workers and to support the plan for having a public option.
Governor Howard Dean speaks about the importance of having a public option in this Healthcare debate. He talks about the resistence expected from Republican opposition.
Dr Salomeh Kayhani speaks to the myth of rationed care. She shows how insurance companies do rationed care and why a public option is important..
We continue listening to the discussion by Dr Salomeh Keyhani as she breaks down the myth of rationed healthcare. She concludes by talking about the types of over the top tactics the GOP opposition is willing to engage.
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Fuck a public option we need Single Payee Health Care now, and the only political party advocation these for the last 25 years has been the Green Party…and John Conyers(Democract), the Obama health care has huge pharma interests in it,
It’s funny we hear Republicans say that they do not want “faceless bureaucrats” making medical decisions but they have no problem with “private sector” “faceless bureaucrats” daily declining medical coverage and financially ruining good hard working people (honestly where can they go with a pre-condition). And who says that the “private sector” is always right, do we forget failures like Long-Term Capital, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Enron, Tyco, AIG and Lehman Brothers. Of course the federal government will destroy heathcare by getting involved, Oh but wait, Medicare and Medicaid and our military men and women and the Senate and Congress get the best heathcare in the world, and oh, that’s right, its run by our federal government. I can understand why some may think that the federal government will fail, if you look at the past eight years as a current history, with failures like the financial meltdown and Katrina but the facts is they can and if we support them they will succeed.
How does shouting down to stop the conversation of the healthcare debate at town hall meetings, endears them to anyone. Especially when the organizations that are telling them where to go and what to do and say are Republicans political operatives, not real grassroots. How does shouting someone down or chasing them out like a “lynch mob” advanced the debate, it does not. So I think the American people will see through all of this and know, like the teabagger, the birthers, these lynch mobs types AKA “screamers” are just the same, people who have to resort to these tactics because they have no leadership to articulate what they real want. It’s easy to pickup a bus load of people who hate, and that’s all I been seeing, they hate and can’t debate. Too bad.
Rosa , Conyers all but abandoned single payer.. At the campaign for America’s future instead of showing up on radio row to talk to the 50 or so stations sitting there he opted to go hold a town hall on this stupid radio bill.. He was marked down on the schedule to do everyone’s show and bounced out of town.. The only person to mention single payer the three days I was there was actually Dean who said it should not be taken off the table.. I have him talking about that on the radio shows were running..
Conyers has literally lost his mind as far as I’m concerned.. And his single payer backers aren’t much help.. How the hell do you pass up an opportunity to talk to folks about an issue so important? The single payer folks said they got coverage by going on Sirius XM.. Like the average person has satelite radio.. dumb asses all of them..
Rosa, could you go into detail about huge pharma?
@rosa – your strategy will fail. It’ll win as much as the Green Party. (Hate on me for saying that, but I was registered Green for a long time, and will probably be Green again soon.)
This is the first time in my 40 years on the planet that we’ve come this close to universal health care. I’m more than willing to compromise to get reform that has a public option.
I hope you can too.
I resent my fellow progressives who would sit this one out. I resent my fellow Greens who insist on taking a purist stance on this. The fascists are attacking, and we’re depending on polite liberals to defend us? Come on. We need progressives out there to do battle, and win.
I lacked health insurance in my youth. I sometimes had it, and sometimes lacked it as an adult, and not by choice. Now, prices have risen so much — there’s no way I can live without insurance anymore, so I will do anything to keep in work with insurance. I have too many friends and relatives at risk…. and I have relatives who are physicians.
Big pharams got its claws in obamacare. Big HMOs do too. That’s okay with me. I can live with it. (A big HMO’s been the best insurance I’ve ever had.) I hope other progressives can, too.
We have to fight for the public option. That’s the “seed” that we can grow into a real, national, public system. It’ll take decades, but, it can be done.
When the law passes with the public option, I will consider getting on it, and being an client-activist from within, just like we have to do for public education and public roads.
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