Yesterday, eight people, three of them from Baltimore, three of them physicians, were arrested at the Senate Finance Committee for directly confronting senators during a roundtable discussion on healthcare reform.
What did they want? All eight participants are advocates of a single payer national health plan, a concept that, despite its strong support in the general public as well as with many healthcare professionals, has seemingly been written off by our government as something impossible to achieve.
Today, we talk with the three Baltimore advocates about what a single-payer system would (and wouldn’t) entail and try to determine why it’s being met with such tremendous opposition.
This segment’s panel included:
- Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program and Healthcare Now Maryland
- Kevin Zeese, director of ProsperityAgenda.us
- Adam Scheider, of Healthcare for the Homeless, who acted yesterday as an independent healthcare advocate.