Hearing on “Examining the Single Payer Health Care Option”

The Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor held a hearing on “Examining the Single Payer Health Care Option.” Witnesses included Rep. John Conyers, Geri Jenkins RN, Dr. Walter Tsau, and Dr. Marcia Angell, and their written statements are available on the committee’s website.  In his comments to the hearing, Dr. Walter Tsou, public health physician, former Health Commissioner of Philadelphia and National Board Advisor with Physicians for a National Health Program suggested “If you believe that every American has the right to quality, affordable health care, then the only affordable means to achieve that goal is through a properly financed, single-payer, national health insurance program.” To listen to or read proceeds of the hearing click here.  An archived webcast of the hearing, including the questioning of witnesses by committee members is also available.