Democracy Now! sat down with Pulitzer-prize winning Los Angeles Times columnist, Michael Hiltzik, to talk about how the media misinterpreted a Congressional Budget Office report about the Affordable Care Act and jobs, and how single payer could fix the law’s flaws.
Also check out Hiltzik’s column, Does America have the political maturity for single-payer healthcare?, where he responds to Vox.com founder Ezra Klein’s contention that a single payer system would lead to political meddling in health care. Hiltzik acknowledges that political interference is inevitable, but says that it’s better to have citizens publicly debate and decide what kinds treatments should be available under a publicly-funded healthcare system, rather than corporate bureaucrats in back rooms. I agree. That’s called democracy.