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.