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Healthcare: a Christmas Present of Epic Proportions

Healthcare: a Christmas Present of Epic Proportions

Half a loaf?  No, worse.  Here is your pre-Christmas present — a big lump of coal.   Let me simplify and make clear my assertion.  You are ill, in need of medical care.   You want the best.   Whose wise counsel and help do you seek?   You want someone who is sympathetic, skilled and competent.

Dr. Howard Dean
Political HealthCare

This debate has never been about Health.   Certainly not your health.  For the last six months I have steadfastly maintained the large insurance racketeers will not lose this one.   They have thrown all their money into the ring.  It has paid off handsomely. Their paid surrogates have performed well.  Like their Wall Street kin, the pirates have won again.   Robert Reich pulls no punches:

In other words, the private insurers are winning and the public is losing.

Pharmaceutical companies are winning as well.

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Political Health Endgame: You Deserve Better Solutions

Political Health Endgame: You Deserve Better Solutions

Post-war Britain, and Londoners in particular, had suffered mightily after two years of punishing aerial bombardment.  The East End of London had been reduced to rubble.

Winston Churchill, arguably the greatest leader and politician of the 20th century, was turned out of office.  A new day dawned.  Anuerin Nye Bevin, a “firebrand” Socialist, was determined to remake the British health care system.  On July 5, 1948 he became the first Minister of Health.   Out of his uncompromising efforts was born the National Health System.  Bevin became known as the father of the NHS.  The pride and joy of Britain today.   Out of crisis comes opportunity.   And so it is today.   With crisis, opportunity comes aknocking.

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