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Margaret Flowers on Health Care

 

 


Full-time advocate for single payer health care system

Margaret Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician and mother of three. After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1990, Margaret worked first in hospitals in Carroll County and and then in private practice. In 2007 she stopped practicing medicine to start advocating full-time for a state and federal single payer health care system. "I view the struggle for health care as part of a broader social, racial, economic and environmental justice movement."
Source: 2016 Maryland Senate campaign website FlowersForSenate.org , Feb 3, 2016

Illusion that ObamaCare is a step towards single-payer

Hillary Clinton's recent attack on Sen. Bernie Sanders for his advocacy of single-payer health plan has brought the health care crisis into the spotlight. We are both physicians who have a long history of working on health policy. While the two Democratic candidates offer proposals that are very different from each other, we see that neither is calling out health care privatization as the fatal flaw in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Clinton argues we can simply expand the Affordable Care Act to achieve universal coverage, which we view as impossible. Sanders is on target with his new Medicare-for-all proposal. However, by preserving the illusion that the ACA is a "step in the right direction," Sanders misses the point that the current U.S. health care system under the ACA is unique among industrialized nations because it treats health care as a commodity rather than a public good.

Source: TruthDig.com article by Margaret Flowers & Jill Stein , Jan 22, 2016

Thousands die each year when excluding from adequate care

Source: Green Party Platform adopted by National Committee Jul. 2014 , Jul 31, 2014

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