Radical/Progressive Queer News and Commentary
from Memphis, Tennessee
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Obama's Healthcare "Reform" Falls Short
Obama's healthcare "reform" is falling far short of the "CHANGE" he campaigned on. Instead of leading a fight for a single-payer public health insurance program, Obama and the Democrats are proposing minor "reforms" to the current for-profit health care system that will not insure everyone, and will not control costs. The main driving force in the rising costs of healthcare and the lack of universal coverage are the profit-making private insurance companies, which keep raising premiums and deductibles, while denying full coverage, while giving $million bonuses to their CEOs.
The only viable solution to the healthcare crisis is a single-payer system, and socialized medicine. Take the profit out of healthcare!