Tag Archives: single payer

Russel Mokhiber of Singler Payer Action on establishment liberals’ failure to stand up for third parties and ‘the American people’

From Counterpunch, and also posted at Single Payer Action:

But under the Connecticut law, minor party candidates and independents have to show public support by raising the small contributions.

But then they must do more.

They have to gather a certain number of signatures – or show a certain level of voter support from past elections to qualify for the public funding.

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Videos from Green Party of Monmouth County, NJ regional conference on healthcare and labor

Below are videos posted on Youtube from the Green Party of Monmouth County.  On February 27th, they hosted a regional conference on “the Greens, labor, and healthcare,” featuring speakers and performers including Hugh Giordano of the Green Party of Philadelphia, folk singer Tom Neilson, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party of New York, and Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program.… Read more ...

Green Party U.S. Senate Candidate Urges Nationwide Adoption of a Single-Payer “Medicare-for-all” Health Care System

ANAHEIM, Calif – Duane Roberts, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, urges nationwide adoption of a “single-payer ‘Medicare-for-all’ health care system”, arguing it will save $4 trillion over the next decade and ensure that everybody receives health care. Roberts says “Obamacare” is a “$500 billion taxpayer bailout of the private health insurance industry”:

“As one of 46 million people in this country who doesn’t have any health insurance, I strongly urge that the United States consider adopting a single-payer ‘Medicare-for-all’ health care system.… Read more ...

Thomas Sipos: ‘Libertarian candidates must earn votes from libertarians’

Thomas Sipos writes at Libertarian Peacenik (excerpt):

The socialist Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Richard Castaldo, advocates the following positions on his home page:

1. Defund all wars of imperialism, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

2. Single-payer not-for-profit healthcare.

3. Abolish corporate “personhood.” Rights belong to human beings, not corporations.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader asked if he will run in the future

Ralph Nader has run for President of the United States with the Green Party, and more recently as an independent candidate.

from Ballot Access News
Nader Evades Interview Question About Running for Office in Future
/ March 9th, 2010

Ralph Nader appeared on Curtis Sliwa’s New York city radio talk show, on the morning of March 9.

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National Green Party: Bring Medicare-For-All back to the table

This statement is based on a mailing to Green Party supporters. It was posted at onthewilderside.com:

***ACTION ALERT for Single Payer***
Write Your Representative Today!

It’s time to take action for SINGLE-PAYER NATIONAL HEALTH CARE!

The media are focusing on the debate between Democrats promoting Obamacare and ‘Tea Party’ activists who are determined to block any health care reform at all. 

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Conservatives and Socialists argue: Is Obama a socialist?

The latest volley between conservatives and socialists over whether or not President Obama is a socialist appeared in a March 14th opinion piece by Billy Wharton in the Washington Post. Billy Wharton is editor of the bimonthly publication, “The Socialist”, which is put out by Socialist Party USA. Wharton’s article examines Obama’s record, point-by-point, and determines, “Obama’s no socialist.… Read more ...