Navigation Links
Michael Moore Defends 9/11 Rescue Workers and Criticizes Insurance Industry on California Nurses Association Press Call
Date:2/26/2008

Sen. Clinton Defends Healthcare Plan Built on Extending Customers and

Revenue of Private Insurance Corporations

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmmaker Michael Moore participated in a press conference call today organized by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee that reunited struggling patients from the movie SiCKO, including Reggie Cervantes, a 9/11 rescue worker; Donna Smith, who has recently joined CNA/NNOC as a healthcare organizer; and Julie Pierce, whose husband Tracy died when her insurer denied his necessary treatments as "experimental."

Moore took the opportunity during the call to criticize health care reform plans built on extending the private insurance industry, including those offered by Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Of the two, Clinton's plan also includes a call for an "individual mandate," which would require every American to purchase private, for-profit health insurance products, no matter their quality or cost -- a top lobbying priority of insurance corporations, who see it as an opportunity for government to guarantee their profits. Moore criticized both Clinton and Obama for not supporting a single payer system, such as those that exist in every other industrialized democracy, and argued, "I think in their hearts, they want to get it. But it's not just their hearts that's speaking, it's their wallets."

In reaction to Moore's criticism of the plan, Clinton campaign spokesman Jay Carson told The Hill newspaper, "His movie notwithstanding, Michael Moore clearly doesn't know a whole lot about how healthcare policy works."

Rose Ann DeMoro, executive director of CNA/NNOC, noted on the call that, "Compulsory insurance purchase is not healthcare and will do nothing to solve our healthcare crisis. Two-thirds of Americans say they're ready to move to a single payer, 'Medicare for All' system and now it's time to force the politicians to listen to them." Referring to Obama's comment that he would support single payer healthcare "if we were starting from scratch," DeMoro added, "the patients from SiCKO and America's nurses can attest to the fact that we are starting from scratch with today's healthcare crisis."

SiCKO patient Reggie Cervantes, a 9/11 first responder, talked of her struggles with obtaining health care for problems associated with her rescue work, and criticized a recent federal government decision to cut 77 percent of the funding for health care for 9/11 workers. She announced a protest rally to draw attention to the cuts in Washington, DC Tuesday, February 26.


'/>"/>
SOURCE California Nurses Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Michael Moores SiCKO Becomes the Third Highest Grossing Documentary of All Time Surpassing An Inconvenient Truth
2. Katie Hood Appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Michael J. Fox Foundation
3. Clarient Names Michael J. Pellini, M.D. Chief Operating Officer
4. Digital Healthcare Announces Dr. Michael Fleming Joins Executive Team as Medical Director
5. Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits Up to $2 Million for PD Drug Development Under Target Validation 2008
6. BioElectronics Corporation Announces Addition of Michael Seidenman, R.Ph. as Vice President of Sales
7. BioSeek Appoints Michael C. Venuti, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer
8. Irene Hegeman Richard, MD, Appointed Senior Medical Advisor to The Michael J. Fox Foundation
9. Actress Jenifer Lewis, Authors Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Susan Taylor Among Featured Speakers for Senator Hughes Behavioral Mental Health Summit
10. Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches Rapid Response Innovation Awards 2008 Following Strong Inaugural Year Response
11. Siemens Medical Solutions Michael Long Recognized as one of Computerworlds 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many ... sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... magnetic drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of ... can lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National ... 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. ... for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   West ... in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared ... West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of ... Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Korea , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based ... next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device ... compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to ... also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression ... crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health ... development. "In an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: