Here’s what Dennis Kucinich said in a recent interview on the situation —
TRANSCRIPT FROM INTERVIEW
Dennis Kucinich: We have been led to believe that we must make our health care choices only within the current structure of a predatory, for-profit insurance system which makes money not providing health care. The government incentivizes the perpetuation, indeed the strengthening, of the for-profit health insurance industry, the very source of the problem. When health insurance companies deny care or raise premiums, co-pays and deductibles they are simply trying to make a profit. That is our system.
But instead of working toward the elimination of for-profit insurance, H.R. 3962 would put the government in the role of accelerating the privatization of health care. In H.R. 3962, the government is requiring at least 21 million Americans to buy private health insurance from the very industry that causes costs to be so high, which will result in at least $70 billion in new annual revenue, much of which is coming from taxpayers. This inevitably will lead to even more costs, more subsidies, and higher profits for insurance companies – a bailout under a blue cross.
SEE COMPLETE INTERVIEW—http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-utz/dennis-kucinich-the-lone_b_350577.html
Additional Interviews with Dennis Kucinich
——BACKGROUND ON THE BILLS
Here’s information on the House Bill that has already passed. H.R. 3962
H.R. 3200 is the original health care bill that was marked up by three House Committees in the summer of 2009. The final version that was passed by the House is H.R. 3962.
215 voted against it.
This Bill locks us into a for profit system that the government subsidizes. IT limits the choices.
People will have to buy private insurance.
A Bill to protect the right of States right to pursue Not-For-Profit health care plans was taken out of H.R. 3962 AFTER IT PASSED IN THE HOUSE by the Administration.
Here’s information about the Senate Bill H.R. 3590
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act