Sunday, December 23, 2012

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Subject: qotd: A message of hope from our economists
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 11:30:24 -0800
From: Don McCanne <>
To: Quote-of-the-Day <>

December 2012
Statement on Healthcare


We are economists who think that the economy should serve people, the
planet and the future.

We oppose treating health care as a commodity to be rationed on the
basis of purchasing power or a privilege to be rationed on the basis of
political power.

We call for a national health insurance system that provides universal
access to essential health care.

We call for insurance for all Americans in a single risk pool - the
efficient model already used by Medicare and the Veterans Administration
- a system that can save billions of dollars while improving health and

We extend our support to all who are working to build an effective and
accountable health care system that puts public health before private
profit and secure health care for all regardless of income, age, or
pre-existing conditions.

(Signed by over 100 economists)

Comment: Against a background of depressing news during this Holiday
Season, this group of social-minded economists is sending us a message
of hope for a better health care system for all of us.

The link above will lead you to a ten minute video featuring four of the
over 100 economists that signed onto this message. It is a video that
you likely will want to share with others.

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