The Real News Network covered our rally for single-payer healthcare on July 30th and interviewed David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org.

From the Real News Network:

An amendment introduced by representative Anthony Weiner, which would have created national single payer, has been traded in for a vote on the House floor in September, as a part of the deal between liberal and conservative members of the Democratic Party. The case – in support of single payer – made by some Democrats during the mark-up echoed the speeches given at a rally, which took place in the Upper Senate Park on Thursday, July 30th. That same day a number of members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press conference on the Capitol Hill where they announced their intent to fight for a robust public option. The Real News spoke to David Swanson from Democrats.com who attended both the rally and the press conference.

2 Comments

  1. Judy Meyer on August 3, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE NOW! GET THE INSURANCE COMPANIES OUT OF THE HEALTH CARE BUSINESS…PUT THEM TO WORK FOR MEDICARE.



  2. MaineBob on August 3, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Here is a new site that formed on July 22nd…. It’s the
    Mad as Hell Doctors from Oregon http://tr.im/MadAs They plan a cross country tour from Oregon to DC in early September as a Movement to support Single Payer. “This fall, the rubber gloves hit the road”

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