Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Single Payer

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I learned on Poli-Sci-Fi Radio this week that the Canadian single-payer health-care system came about after its successful adoption in a single province, Saskatchewan. It’s this fact of history that makes me think progressives should be directing much more money and support to groups like the single-payer movement in California, organized around support for SB 810.

Written by gerrycanavan

October 28, 2009 at 5:25 pm

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  1. […] says that states that want to go forward with single payer can do that.” I’ve mentioned before that this seems like the best approach for progressives in the U.S., as it’s already worked […]

  2. […] leave a comment » * Dennis Kucinich is said to be switching his vote on health care to “yes,” possibly in exchange for an ERISA waiver that would remove a major roadblock to state-based single-payer. […]

  3. […] * Vermont’s not green, it’s red: Vermot House passes single-payer health care bill. It’s also expected to pass the state senate, too, which means things are about to get very interesting. […]

  4. […] The plan is working! First Vermont, now Montana: Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) announced yesterday that he will be […]


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