Nearly one year ago, doctors, nurses, and single-payer advocates stood up in the Senate Finance Committee hearing led by Senator Max Baucus to protest the exclusion of single-payer advocates from the discussion. One by one they were arrested.
Now, FRONTLINE examines the writing of a healthcare bill by a corporate-controlled Congress. In Obama’s Deal, airing Tuesday, April 13, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), they feature the exclusion and arrest of single-payer advocates while the insurance, drug, and hospital corporations were at the table.
Members of Healthcare-NOW! were among those arrested at the Senate Finance Committee hearing one year ago. We can’t stop demanding the healthcare we need. We must continue escalating our role as watch dog of the insurance industry, making sure that Congress and the corporations return healthcare to the people. We need your help to build the movement that will win! Please donate today. Our message is clear: expanded and improved Medicare for All!
Standing up to Senator Baucus and the Senate Finance Committee was a wake up call for advocates of universal healthcare. It clearly showed corporations controlling Congress to protect their profits.
Please watch this important episode, and donate to Healthcare-NOW! today.
Check out the preview (and find local listings) featuring clips of the Baucus 8 and a brief interview with Dr. Margaret Flowers.