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Socialist Party Candidate Alexander Calls Obamacare Another Corporate Giveaway

Obama's policy was based on the original sin of allowing the pharmaceutical companies off the hook. He then followed this up by pledging public funds to subsidize junk healthcare plans, coercing Americans into purchasing these plans and silencing the voices of single-payer healthcare advocates. Obamacare is not healthcare reform; it is just another corporate giveaway by the Obama administration.
Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander condemned the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the provisions of the President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Calling it a "corporate restructuring of the healthcare system in America," Alexander pointed to the many inequities that are built into to the new system. He highlighted the need for a fully socialized healthcare system that guarantees access to high quality healthcare as a human right.

"The private health insurance companies always had two ideas in mind when it came to healthcare reform - either to avoid all reforms or stick the American people with a bad reform," Alexander stated, "Today, the Supreme Court upheld the bad healthcare reform that will insure the profits of private healthcare companies at the expense of American's access to healthcare."

"Obama's policy was based on the original sin of allowing the pharmaceutical companies off the hook. He then followed this up by pledging public funds to subsidize junk healthcare plans, coercing Americans into purchasing these plans and silencing the voices of single-payer healthcare advocates. This is no reform; it is just another corporate giveaway by the Obama administration."

Alexander pointed to the fact that an estimated 26 million people will remain outside the healthcare system and that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act still leaves millions of Americans vulnerable to bankruptcy because of medical bills.

Alexander and his running mate Alex Mendoza advocate for a single-payer healthcare system that will abolish the private health insurance companies. They see this measure as an important first step in the direction of a fully socialized healthcare system. The pair will challenge the Patient Protection and Affordable Care on the campaign trail, including the Swing States of Ohio, Colorado, Louisiana, New Jersey and Florida.

The Socialist Party USA is America's voice for democratic socialism. The SP-USA supports the creation of a radical democracy where regular people have a direct voice on issues related to public budgets, how their work sites operate and in their community. We believe that things like housing, healthcare, a clean environment and a good job are human rights and should be guaranteed.


For more information, visit the 2012 campaign website: Stewart Alexander for President/Alex Mendoza for Vice President 2012:  http://stewartalexanderforpresident2012.org/

 http://socialistwebzine.blogspot.com/#!/2012/06/socialist-party-candidate-calls.html

Going to play "Devil's Advocate" 30.Jun.2012 03:53

Mike Novack

And ask you to explain this position HERE (not going off somehwere alse to do it).

Let's see if I understand you correctly. The Socialist Party USA's position is that this interim program is bad becasue it weakens the fight for an eventual single payor system by removing some of the pressure. You are arguing that we should do NOTHING to provide health care for those lacking it for the one or two GENERATIONS until we can win the fight for a single payor system. In more immediate terms, this modest reform (any modest reform) interfere's with the aility of your party to organize and grow from a insignifcant share of voter support to a slightly less insignificant share of voter support.

But perhaps I shouldn't put words in your mouth? You MIGHT have other reasons. You might actually believe that we can change public opinion here faster than that. You might be honestly deluded.

PS --- I am VERY much in favor of single payor but I'm not deluded about how little support for this we have as yet organized. And yes, once we have organized people to want this we will still face corporate opposition but super silly to blame corporate opposition at this stage because we haven't won over the people yet.

Dear Mike Novak 03.Jul.2012 16:52

little ol' me

Mr Novak,

Why are you even on this website?

Of course the mandate is a rip off, another way for the govt to get our money, and this mandate will only benefit....maybe you folks with good incomes and a pension. For the rest of us, watch out. The fine is high,
and look at what the governor of Flordia did ALREADY and it's only Tuesday!
This will not help anyone, except, of course, the massive Insurance Industry and their cronies, which includes anyone in office in this country who will get money, campaign funds or favors from them.

I am shaking in my shoes.
I need my meager income to eat and pay rent.