Health Care for All Illinois News
Illinois Needs A Single-Payer Pubilc Insurance Plan
BY QUENTIN YOUNG, MD
The Springfield State Journal-Register | May 14, 2007
Gov. Rod Blagojevich has proposed to raise taxes which Illinoisans would then pay to insurance companies - but private insurers are the problem, not the solution. Hence, the governor's plan is long on costs to consumer, taxpayers and businesses, and is short on remedies. To simultaneously expand coverage while controlling costs for individuals and businesses, the only effective solution is a single-payer public insurance program.
Eliminating Private Health Insurance Our Only Good Option
BY NICHOLAS SKALA AND QUENTIN YOUNG, MD
The Chicago Sun-Times | April 30, 2007
Rod Blagojevich wants to be remembered as Illinois’ “health care governor,” and his focus on our state’s millions of uninsured and underinsured is commendable. Unfortunately, he has come up with the wrong prescription. Blagojevich would hike taxes to pay insurance companies for meager benefits. But eliminating private insurers altogether would save enough to provide health care for all Illinoisans for no more than we’re spending now.
Audio: Blagojevich Plan vs. Single-Payer
INTERVIEW WITH HCAI CO-FOUNDER NICHOLAS SKALA
WJPS Tom Miller Show | March 21, 2007
Health Care for All Illinois Co-Founder Nicholas Skala discusses Gov. Rod Blagojevich's health proposal and the single-payer alternative.