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Single Payer Health Care

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  • John Powell

    I’m a big believer in the rationality of a single-payer system, but this back door to woo can not stand.

    “…there is still time to push for rational, practical skepticism to be applied when it comes to the decisions made by our congressfolk.”

    The irony here is that if we had a preponderance of rationality in the Congress, we’d likely have had single-payer a long time ago.

  • Kucinich tagged the bill in his post (HR 676), and you can read the full text here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-676

    I’ve been trying to read through it, but this stuff may as well have been written in reformed Egyptian for all the good it’s doing me. I haven’t found much that specifically promotes alt-med (except for 2 times when chiropractic is mentioned) but I also haven’t found anything that prohibits it either, which may be the problem.

    In the comments of his post on KOS, Kucinich does say that he doesn’t support homeopathy, so maybe he (like so many others) doesn’t understand the scientific process, or that alternative medicine is a myth.

  • DLC

    Kucinich’s first big political office was Mayor of Cleveland back in the early 80s. He made a mess of things, left office and most people thought he would never be heard from again.
    I moved out of Ohio sometime after that, and found out later that Kucinich had been elected to the House. Surprised me. Regardless of his politics, he’s got some serious woo issues.
    This was one of the things I was worried about when President Obama put the health care thing on the agenda — that someone would do for it what they did for medical research and throw in an NCCAM-like provision.

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