via Carl Bloice

Quote of the Day
January 20, 2010

‘We have a for-profit health care system, where
$800,000,000,000 every year is spent on corporate
profits, stock options, executive salaries,
advertising, marketing and the cost of paperwork.

‘In the for-profit system that we have, nearly one out
of every three health care dollars goes for things not
related to health care. If we took that
$800,000,000,000 and spent it on care for people, we’d
have enough money to cover all medically necessary
needs in addition to dental care, vision care, mental
health care, prescription drugs and long-term care.

‘We would not have a situation where 50 million
Americans don’t have any health insurance. Americans
would not have to worry about losing everything they
have worked a lifetime for because they have an illness
in the family.

‘This debate is the wrong debate. A for-profit model
is the wrong model. We should be talking about
universal health care, single-payer not-for-profit
health care, Medicare for All, quality health care for
all Americans.”

Dennis Kucinich, a co-author of Medicare for All,
H.R. 676, in the 111th Congress. The bill is expected
to be reintroduced in the 112th Congress.

January 19, 2010