June 3rd, 2007
08:48 PM ET
4 years ago

Health care for everyone

WASHINGTON (CNN)- Rep Kucinich weighted in on the health care debate tonight saying some of his colleagues on the stage are “letting the insurance companies stay in charge,” when it comes to their health care plans. He believes a “not for profit” health care system would bring down cost and allow everyone to have health care.

– CNN Associate Producer David Gracey


Filed under: Dennis Kucinich
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Lee Concord NH

    If you think health care is expensive now.....wait till it's free!

    Socialized health care...not for me.

    June 3, 2007 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  2. Ralph Sato Honolulu, HI

    The health crisis received less debate then it deserved. Kucinich scored points with his universal single payer proposal. Obama's plan is too recent to evaluate. Clinton tried to avoid debate by bringing up her experience in 1993. She should have said more about how she would avoid the opposition of insurance and pharmaceutical to her proposals not to mention the stronger opposition from the Republican party with their knee jerk opposition to anything that involves government support including Medicare.

    June 3, 2007 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  3. Frances Mullin RN San Jose,CA

    Kucinich is right on when it comes to the health care poliy. UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE POLICY DOES NOT MEAN EQUAL HEALTH CARE FOR ALL. It is the SINGLE PAYOR Plan that puts health care in the hands of the people and their providors and eliminates the insurance and pharmacutical companies.

    June 3, 2007 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  4. Kasey, New Hampshire

    Kucinich deserves more attention for some of the basic fundamentals of his campaign. Health care cannot function properly when it is involved with publicly traded companies whose sole interest is in making a profit.

    His position that a not for profit health care system should be a more focal issue. We are better off getting health care out of the hands of big prescription drug companies, and into the hands of a system that is more concerned with the well being of people over quarterly profits.

    June 4, 2007 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  5. Jeff Richardson, Tacoma, WA

    Dennis is right! Health care is a right that we all must enjoy. Medicare for all is the safest, smartest, most cost-effective way to go about it. If we were to get it passed, it would pay for itself in under five years. The time has come to join the rest of the world in bring ing forth a health plan that works for all Americans.

    June 4, 2007 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  6. Faiza Mokhtar, Los Angeles, CA

    Someone finally said it! How are you going to create universal health care when you part of your solution is a big part of the problem, the insurance companies!

    June 4, 2007 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  7. ACarter, NYC

    Non-profit?! In the U$ofA? Well, sure, why not? Let's toss the pharmas into the pile with the insurance companies, blow up capitalism, and destabilize the global economy. The sooner we replace all these FatCat employers with a multi-layered gummint bureaucracy, the better.

    June 4, 2007 10:15 am at 10:15 am |