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  • Did MoveOn Disrupt Health Care Roundtable?

    Senate Finance Committee’s Roundtable Discussion on “Expanding Health Care Coverage” was disrupted this morning by eight hecklers who yelled demands for single-payer health care before being removed from the room by Capitol Police. The disruptions came mere hours after MoveOn.org hosted an “emergency” online briefing/conference call last night.

    Democracy for America Executive Director Arshad Hashan told MoveOn members: “Health care is really just starting to heat up in Congress. And the fight is … to get real reform passed is starting literally this week, literally at a hearing tomorrow the Senate will talk about health care coverage.” Hashan was referring to the Senate roundtable held today.

    Maybe MoveOn was steamed that Heritage health-care expert Stuart Butler is testifying about real solutions for expanding health care coverage that don’t include a public health insurance plan. They also could be worried that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and other Democrats may drop the public health insurance plan from health care reform efforts to win Republican approval.

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    3 Responses to Did MoveOn Disrupt Health Care Roundtable?

    1. John Phoenix AZ says:

      Move-on is an extreme leftist Obama support organization that supports conversion of the USA to a socialist non economy. If Obama and company gets their way the government will own and control everything.

    2. Marsha, Wheeling WV says:

      Wouldn't be surprised it it was them. Health care is not a function of the Federal government. It is not Constitutional and a violation of the 3 rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    3. David Terrenoire, Du says:

      The protest was held over the exclusion of a voice for single-payer health care. Even if you think it's a bad idea, that voice should be part of the debate and the roundtable the Democratic leadership assembled ignored that voice in favor of a number of representatives from the insurance industry and business interests.

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