Monday, November 09, 2009

Why Congressman Kucinich Opposed H.R. 3962

While I believe that passage of H.R. 3962 is, to some degree, a good thing and a step in the right direction (as long as a bunch of assumptions become reality), I commend Congressman Kucinich (D-OH) for his principled stand against H.R 3962.

The one thing that is particularly disturbing is the fact that the Kucinich Amendment, which would have shielded states that wished to establish a single-payer system at the state level from legal challenges, was removed stripped from H.R. 3962. Keep in mind that Canada's national health care system started exactly as a state movement, state by state.

Watch Congressman Kucinich's interview on today's Democracy Now with Amy Goodman.

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