Friday, November 27, 2009

President Obama and Fellow Travellers on Healthcare

National Health Program National Coordinator Dr. Quentin Young
with Sen. Barack Obama at Dr. Young’s 80th birthday

New Zeal Blog lists many of the Communists and fellow travellers involved with the "single payer system" desired by President Obama.

Quentin Young-a retired Chicago physician, a life long Marxist activist and long time friend and political ally of Barack Obama.He co-founded the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)

Peter Orris co-founded the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), the US's oldest existing "single payer" advocacy organization and is currently the organization's National Co-ordinator.Peter Orris was a leader of Students for a Democratic Society at Harvard, before going on to join the Communist Party. He was still a Party member in 1987 when he helped Quentin Young form PNHP.

Joanne Landy is another key PHNP activist and like Young is a prominent member of Democratic Socialists of America.

Mark Almberg is PNHP communications director has been a prominent member of the Illinois Communist Party, since the 1970s.

PNHP President Oliver Fein and Secretary Steffi Woolhandler, have both advocated "single payer" at the annual Democratic Socialists of America run Socialist Scholars Conferences in New York City.

Michael Lighty is Director of Public Policy, California Nurses Association. Lighty is a long time member of Democratic Socialists of America and a former National Director of that organization.

Flavio Casoy is a San Francisco based doctor and representative of the Medical Students Association.
Casoy is also a prominent member of the Communist Party USA.

Leading Communist Party member Norman Markowitz wrote in the Party journal Political Affairs;

A “single payer” national health system – known as “socialized medicine” in the rest of the developed world – should be an essential part of the change that the core constituencies which elected Obama desperately need. Britain serves as an important political lesson for strategists. After the Labor Party established the National Health Service after World War II, supposedly conservative workers and low-income people under religious and other influences who tended to support the Conservatives were much more likely to vote for the Labor Party when health care, social welfare, education and pro-working class policies were enacted by labor-supported governments.
Listen to this guy. He spouts every radical talking point he can.