Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, discusses the problem with so-called
centrists”
with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. Vanden Heuvel notes that it has been 55 years since President Truman first called for a national healthcare system, and that America remains the last Western industrialized nation that doesn’t invest in its citizens’ health. To objections about the cost of reform, vanden Heuvel responds that we should “tax the wealthy to make Americans healthy,” and she notes that this battle is a defining moment for Americans. Is our system functional if it cannot pass affordable, universal healthcare?

Sarah Jaffe

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