Last updated on: 8/10/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Billy Wharton Biography

Title:
Co-chair of the Socialist Party USA
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“A national health insurance system as embodied in the single-payer health plan reintroduced in legislation this year by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), makes perfect sense to us. That bill would provide comprehensive coverage, offer a full range of choice of doctors and services and eliminate the primary cause of personal bankruptcy — health-care bills. Obama’s plan would do the opposite. By mandating that every person be insured, ObamaCare would give private health insurance companies license to systematically underinsure policyholders while cashing in on the moral currency of universal coverage.”

“Obama’s No Socialist, I Should Know,” www.washingtonpost.com, Mar. 15, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-chair, Socialist Party USA National Committee
  • Editor, The Socialist
  • Reporter, Bronx County Independent Examiner
  • Has published articles in the Washington Post, Monthly Review Webzine, Dissident Voice, The Indypendent, Common Dreams, and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • His legal name is William Wharton
Quoted in:
  1. Are the 2010 health care reform laws socialist?