Talking Single Payer Candidates With Ed Schultz

By: Thursday December 10, 2009 4:34 pm

If your progressive Democratic member of Congress decides to support the corporatist agenda and vote for a health care bill that makes the insurance companies say “we won,” they probably need to be challenged.

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Why the Democrats Can’t Pass A Bill Without a Public Option, By the Numbers

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 12:21 pm

Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman are running around saying that they’ll kill any bill that has a public option. Quite predictably. And everyone in the media (and on the Hill) are kowtowing to them, saying that this means that it will have to go. Their calculus is that progressives in the House will want health care passed so badly that they’ll eventually cave and vote for a bill that doesn’t have one.

Now, maybe this is true. But as someone who counts votes like other people count sheep, I’m not getting it. Someone is going to have to explain the math.

Maxine Waters on Public Option: “I don’t think there are any better ideas.”

By: Thursday September 10, 2009 2:39 pm

Congresswoman Maxine Waters makes clear she wishes the President had gone further last night in endorsing the public option. She re-iterates that Obama wants to hear other, better ideas if anyone has any, but does not think there are better ideas than Public Option

Maxine Waters, En Fuego: “Mr President, stand up and fight!”

By: Tuesday September 8, 2009 8:00 pm

Time to fight for what you were elected by the American people to accomplish, President Obama. Comprehensive, universal health care with a robust public option, no games, no triggers, no co-ops, no silliness.