Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kucinich amendment passes committee

As pointed out in The Beat, single-payer health care came to Canada province by province. Dennis Kucinich(D-Ohio) has successfully introduced an important amendment to America's Affordable Health Choices Act, H.R. 3200:
By a 25-19 vote, the House Committee on Education and Labor on Friday approved an amendment to the House's health-care reform bill allowing states to create single-payer health care systems if they so choose.
Democracy Now! has a extensive interview with Kucinich about this amendment and health care reform.

1 comment:

PersNproud said...

This is positive move that I would like to see applied next leggislative session in Alaska.

There had been some discussion about Alaska getting her own health plan, as evidenced on the www.healthyalaskans.com site.

The Kucinich amendment offers hope toward activating that effort!