Navigation Links
National Nurses Movement Lauds Al Gore for Leadership on Single-Payer Healthcare
Date:10/19/2007

Gore's New Statement Is Clear: It's Time for Universal, Single-Payer

Healthcare

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee thanks Al Gore for his forceful new words in support of the kind of universal, non-profit, single-payer healthcare that this country desperately needs -- and that is succeeding in nearly every other industrialized democracy.

The statement reflects a growing national consensus that a national, non-profit insurance system would clearly out-perform the private insurance corporations that spend up to one-third of their overhead on overhead and profits... and that it is long past time to put an end to the nation's healthcare crisis.

On this issue, however, the public is far ahead of most of the political class. A March New York Times/CBS poll found that the vast majority of Americans want a total restructuring of the healthcare system, and preferred a single-payer system to the current private insurance system 47% to 38%. Unfortunately, many politicians continue to accept money from health insurance corporations, and push plans that mandate Americans to purchase expensive and inefficient private insurance products.

"Al Gore has long been a champion of the environment -- and now he's a champion of America's patients. There is only one solution to our healthcare crisis, and that is the kind of guaranteed, non-profit, single-payer health insurance that we know works," said Zenei Cortez, RN, a member of CNA/NNOC's Council of Presidents.

Called "Healthcare Is A Right," Gore released the following statement on his Current television channel (http://current.com/items/84987281_health_care_is_a_right):

I strongly support universal, single-payer, government-provided -- or,

government-funded -- healthcare. It doesn't mean the government runs it,

it has competition among the different providers. But I just think that

we've long since reached the stage that its immoral to put people in a

situation where they cannot get the medical care they need because their

incomes aren't high enough. I think it ought to be a matter of right and

our current system just doesn't work, its way too expensive. The quality

of healthcare is excellent for those who have enough money to buy the very

best, but lower-income and low middle-income Americans are not getting

good healthcare and so many now can't afford the private health insurance

that they're going without insurance, millions and millions of people. And

I think that to eliminate the incredibly ridiculous cost of all this

unnecessary paperwork and different standards for different companies, it

is time to have universal health insurance.


'/>"/>
SOURCE California Nurses Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. International community warns India on HIV situation
2. Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory
3. National Lung Study in the process
4. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
5. Key step forward on International Health Rules
6. ICMR along with other International Research organisation with drug development for Neglected Diseases
7. International Osteoporosis Research Centre To Be Started In India.
8. Hepatitis B Vaccine To Be Included In National Immunization Programme
9. Indian hospitals require International Accreditation
10. International Conference On Malaria - Laveran To Genomics
11. UK Govt Says On Course For National Chlamydia Screening
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... “Finn Mouseson”: follows the exciting story of a ... This mouse sets out on a journey that will show that friends are to ... of newly published author and illustrator, Melody Gersonde-Mickelson, who has earned a bachelor’s degree ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... “Psalms of Humidity”: is ... of mind and move the readers one step closer to God. “Psalms of Humidity” ... that his mistakes that have been made within his life are the very same ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... “They Sang At Her Funeral”: a tale ... starts revealing the skeletons in their closets. “They Sang At Her Funeral” is the ... years young and married with five children and twelve grandchildren. Before becoming a writer, ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... ... Only a few physicians were selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Patients' Choice ... . The founder and medical director of Clevens Face and Body Specialists , ... and the University of Michigan. He has served patients throughout Central Florida and beyond ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Trusted debt-reduction firm CreditAssociates, LLC has announced two important milestones. ... of $835 million in resolved debt for its clients. , Credit card debt, unpaid ... categories of debt settled by the company. With more than a decade of combined ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... N.Y. , Sept. 6, 2017   PDI , ... announced it will host an educational session focused on ... bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention at the 2017 Annual Scientific ... which will take place at the Phoenix ... from Sept. 16-19, will also feature PDI,s ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... Sept. 5, 2017  Xyntek Inc. has announced another milestone in their continued ... office to meet the growing demands of customer engagements regionally.  ... Xyntek's new Midwest office is located at 318 West Adams Street, ... ... regionally. ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... Michael Penna , President and CEO ... for growth in his response to the July 13, ... seeking a buyer for eMDs. Penna,s company, Complete HealthCare ... Value Added Reseller and national leader in the independent ... "As the healthcare market continues to dictate consolidation, healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: