Green Party U.S. Senate Candidate Calls “Health Care Reform” Bill Another Wall Street Bailout


For Immediate Release
March 23, 2010

ANAHEIM, Calif — Duane Roberts, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, condemned the “health care reform” bill passed by the House of Representatives last Sunday calling it another Wall Street bailout. As Senator, Roberts vows to repeal it and push for a single-payer system to eliminate the private health insurance industry:

“The so-called ‘health care reform’ bill rubber-stamped by Congress over the weekend is in reality nothing but a rotten scheme to bailout Wall Street billionaires who made huge investments in private health insurance companies that now face declining revenues as a result of a rapidly shrinking customer base.

“Since 2000, private health insurers have lost more than nine million customers and corrupt Democratic Party politicians have come to their rescue with this scam to prop them up by forcing millions of new people to purchase their defective, over-priced policies and subsidize their obscene profit margins with public funds.

“I’m proud to say my first act as California’s next Senator will be to repeal this latest half-trillion dollar taxpayer giveaway to Wall Street billionaires and introduce legislation in Congress that will lead to the creation of a universal, single-payer ‘Medicare-for-all’ typehealth care system within the United States.

“By getting rid of Wellpoint, CIGNA, Aetna, and other private health insurers, taxpayers and consumers will save hundreds of billions of dollars each year that were wasted on profiteering and inefficiency — money that could be better spent guaranteeing everybody in this country has access to the high quality health care they need.

“I believe health care to be a fundamental human right deserving of all people and not a commodity to be sold at a profit to the highest bidder; I call upon all Californians who agree with me to support my rising U.S. Senate candidacy and join my campaign to drive the private health insurance industry out of business for good.” (website under construction)


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