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
If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away.
Speech to The Democratic National Committee--Western Caucus
Saturday, May 25, 2002
Single-payer healthcare is favored by the public, yet the insurance industry has too much to lose if it is enacted.