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As Amy Goodman notes on this morning’s DemocracyNow!, evidence of the inefficiency of the American health care system and of the efficiency of the single-payer system is now mounting, yet American mainstream media refuses even to discuss the single-payer option. But with the insurance industry imploding and a strong sense of a need for a radical rethink of the health insurance regime, it’s time to fully vet this option. Watch Harper’s Editor Luke Mitchell present the case for single-payer here. But it’s no substitute for plunging into Luke’s article, which is a must-read for anyone approaching the healthcare reform issue.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Number of African countries with vaccination rates higher than that of the United States:
Iowa urologists reported that only a minor portion of locker-room teasing arises from “the presence of excess foreskin”; most teasing targets small penises.
A farmer in Surrey, England, was ordered by the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to tear down his cannon-equipped castle, which he had built secretly and then concealed behind hay bales.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”