Kucinich talks health care for online forum

Subsequent to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s (D-NY) speaking appearance at the Kaiser Family Foundation Presidential Candidate Forums, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) took the opportunity on Thursday to reveal his health care plan.

The event was also sponsored by Familes USA and the Federation of American Hospitals.

Coverage of the event

What he said

  • Under the Kucinich plan, the government is the single payor
  • The plan will be financed by in part by payroll taxes, as well as by ending the war in Iraq and cutting spending on “the Pentagon”
  • Patients would be able to choose their own doctors
  • The system would be simplified through bypassing insurance companies; patients would simply sign a form and see their doctor

Next to speak

On Wed., Oct. 31, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will speak for the same forum at 11:30 a.m. EST.


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