Marcia Angell advocates single payer health insurance
24 Jul 2009
Marcia Angell, Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine, has been commenting on the U.S. health reform efforts this summer in a meeting with Senator Baucus of Montana, Chairman of the Finance Committee, an appearance before the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, and in an interview on Bill Moyers Journal on PBS. In the July 24 Bill Moyers conversation, Dr. Angell supports a gradually implemented single health payer system.
Trudy Lieberman of the Columbia Journalism Review joined Dr. Angell as a guest on Bill Moyers’ show. Angell and Lieberman expressed concern that the current plan is vague and invests money in a dysfunctional system without requiring it to change. They point out how the for-profit interests stand to gain from the current plan, reveal the scare tactics being used against a single payer system, and propose a way to make health reform work. For the full story, see Bill Moyers Journal, July 24.
Dr. Angell is spokesperson for the Physicians for a National Health Program. Click here to see the PNHP Proposal and news.