Professor of Sociology and Health Policy at the University of California at San Francisco Institute for Health and Aging
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"There is nothing to 'wait and see' about the Orwellian Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law this past March. Close to a century of failed experiments with for-profit insurance for everybody but the most vulnerable among us, who are dumped on taxpayers' shoulders, should suffice. While millions continue to suffer and die unnecessarily, we already pay for universal health care yet not get it.
Let's not be misled by propaganda and demand our legislators support a financially sustainable and socially just, publicly funded, privately delivered, universal health care system -- a single payer national health program. It's not too late to do things right. Let's not take no for an answer so that we can soon sing together 'Happy Birthday, Medicare for All!'"
"We Can 'Save' Medicare by Expanding It," Santa Cruz Sentinel, Aug. 8, 2010
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Sociology and Health Policy, University of California at San Francisco Institute for Health and Aging
Former lecturer, Social Sciences Division, University of California at Santa Cruz
Former staff physician, Center for Medical Education and Clinical Research (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
PhD, Sociology, University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC)