MUST SEE: Health Oversight Committee hearing on private health insurance

Chairman Dennis Kucinich

First off, I can’t put into words how pleased I am to see Dennis Kucinich swearing in the group testifying before this committee. The Bush era practice of not requiring people to swear in was simply reprehensible.

Second, this hearing is a MUST SEE for any person serious about understanding the debate around heath care reform in the United States. I know this is not the “sexy” hearing. That one is scheduled for tomorrow when the sitting executives from America’s top insurance companies will get grilled under the lights and likely say nothing of substance. No, this is the hearing where real Americans tell the stories of their lost loved ones who died as a result of intentional corporate malfeasance. This is the hearing where the ex-executives – no longer fearful of repercussions – testify about the practices of true corporate bureaucrats charged with denying coverage to these real Americans, sentencing them to death.

This hearing is pure gold. I urge you to watch it in it’s entirety. If you can’t seem to bring yourself to do so your comments will receive the same treatment.

This is serious stuff in need of serious review.

2 Responses to “MUST SEE: Health Oversight Committee hearing on private health insurance”

  1. Jack Jodell says:

    Michael,
    Thank you for this outstanding post. Unlike blatantly biased Fox “News” or the shallow coverage of this very serious debate given us by CNN and all the rest of our pathetic, corporatist mainstream media, C-SPAN is the REAL DEAL! Dennis Kucinich is one of a bare handful of Representatives and Senators who really know and understand the struggles of everyday average working and poor Americans, who make up the overwhelming majority of our population. The more people who view this hearing the better!

  2. Jack – I couldn’t agree with you more. To be honest, I have never seen Kucinich at work but he is most certainly better positioned in the Congress than in the White House. The man knows how to ask the right questions, devoid of all the melodrama that typically comes with a politician. I am now looking forward to watching the second hearing that took place today. A post will come later.

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