Eric Massa of New York’s 29th District has been making the case for single payer healthcare. The advice he was given when he decided to run for congress was, “don’t do it.” As a first year congressman he’s been advised not to take a stand, especially on a hot button issue like healthcare. But rather than accept the conventional wisdom, Massa has voted against the bank bailout and fought loudly for single payer healthcare. A cancer survivor, Massa says that the healthcare system in this country is literally killing people. And Massa says that he hopes a public option is part of any healthcare bill that emerges from congress this year.