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Subject: qotd: Technical correction: Ezekiel Emanuel's "Reinventing
American Health Care"
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:18:43 -0700
From: Don McCanne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Quote-of-the-Day <email@example.com>
In the comment in the April 29 Quote of the Day on Ezekiel Emanuel's
"Reinventing American Health Care," I wrote, "In his current book,
Reinventing American Health Care, he made no mention of single payer."
Technically, this was incorrect in that single payer was mentioned in
passing in his discussion of the history of the reform effort, although
he never elaborated on it as a serious option for reform. This statement
has been removed from the version posted on the PNHP website.
His references to single payer:
Page 150 - "Union support (of Clinton's Health Security Act), however,
was lukewarm; they preferred a single-payer plan over the Health
Security Act's more market friendly approach, but they did not want to
oppose a Democratic president openly."
Page 151 - "This (Representative Dan Rostenkowski's scandal) was
especially significant because it limited his ability to keep
Representative Pete Stark (D-California), a vociferous single-payer
advocate on the Ways and Means Committee, from derailing Clinton's bill."
Page 152 - "Representative Jim McDermott (D-Washington) and Senator Paul
Wellstone (D-Minnesota) sponsored a single-payer plan."
Page 154 - "In addition, unions and liberal groups loathed the
market-based Health Security Act, still hoping and campaigning behind
the scenes for a single-payer national health insurance plan."
Page 156 - "The left's insistence on single payer and unwillingness to
rally around a more market-based Democratic plan has contributed to the
defeat of more moderate but important universal-coverage proposals both
in 1974 and 1993."
Page 161 - "Liberals always preferred a single-payer approach, whether
it is called a national health insurance plan or Medicare for all."