PLAN D--D FOR DISGUSTED
The Bush Administration's ill-advised new prescription drug program could destroy Medicare as a benefit for all Americans.
Tennessee once had a visionary health care plan for that left only 14
percent of residents uninsured. But with federal cuts and a governor's
misguided attempt to privatize Medicaid, Tennessee is just another
state unable to protect its citizens.
The Bush budget cuts programs for the hungry.
As neither candidate seems to be aware, healthcare is increasingly available only to those who can pay.
This article represents Trudy Lieberman's personal views, not those of Consumers Union.
The Medicare "reform" legislation just passed by Congress sends the program on a path to destruction.
On a frigid morning in Washington, DC, two boys about 13 or 14 come to
the driveway of the Ambassador Baptist Church, where the day's meager
food offerings are displayed.
Washington no longer feels it ought to insure that everyone has enough to eat.
The Medicare bills passed by the Senate Finance Committee on June 12 and
the House Ways and Means Committee on June 17 move the
thirty-eight-year-old social insurance program one step closer to