Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Health Care Reform Warriors Get Hauled Out of Senate Hearing by Police

Sounds like it was an interesting morning for the Senate Finance Committee:

Health care activists disrupted a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday, standing up one after the other as Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) tried to restore order.

As soon as police escorted one protester out of the room, another would stand up, criticizing the committee for convening a panel of 15 experts and excluding witnesses who support creating a Medicare system for all Americans. About eight were led out of the hearing.

The mini-protest was organized by Healthcare Now, Physicians for a National Health Program and Single Payer Action, all of whom support a single-payer, government-run health care system.

“Single-payer needs to be on the table,” one of the protesters yelled. “This is political theater.”

It’s good to see people protesting for the good of all, like affordable health care, as opposed to the tea baggers, who protest for their own selfish gains.  Yeah, yeah, tea baggers are protesting for all of us too, I just don’t agree with their assessment.  Health care reform is a more noble cause, in my opinion.

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