Mayors in Florida support universal healthcare

Of course, Brookfield had a representative for this decision in our own Jeff Speaker. California was especially enthusiastic about embracing the change to a government health system.

The vote came during the U.S. Conference of Mayors held in Miami, Florida, late last month. The act, also known as House Resolution 676, was authored by Rep. John Conyers, the 21-term Democrat from Michigan. It would expand Medicare, begun in the 1960s and now covering 44 million Americans, to every U.S. resident. The bill has 90 co-sponsors now, 14 of whom represent California, where one of every eight Americans live.

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Jeff Speaker has not chosen to offer public support for Republican John McCain.

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Here’s a link to dozens of resolutions the group adopted. You can find the links here. Some unique offerings:

SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A “GREEN” ECONOMY

FULL PORTFOLIO NECESSARY FOR MEETING CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE

SUPPORT FOR THE ELIMINATION OF ALL NUCLEAR WEAPONS BY THE YEAR 2020

EXPAND THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE WORKING FAMILES AND INDIVIDUALS

PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR ARTS EDUCATION (Particularly amusing given this memorable mayoral moment.)

Comments

  1. Did you see the Bunk study stating 2/3 of doctors in America want National Health Care. The doctors who did this study also conducted one in 2002 and found that the majority of doctors did not want national health care, the problem with this is that the 2 question surveys drastically differ in there 2nd question. I found this article, 60% of Physicians Surveyed Oppose Switching to a National Health Care Plan, It’s worth a read.