Quick Hit: The Colbert Report and Single Payer Health Reform
By Christine Cupaiuolo — July 21, 2009
Watch Dr. Aaron Carroll, a board member of Physicians for a National Health Plan, talk about single payer health care tonight on The Colbert Report.
The program airs at 11:30 p.m. (EST) and will be rebroadcast on the Comedy Central network on Wednesday, July 22, at 2 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
Carroll, an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research, wrote a paper on growing physician support for national health insurance in 2008.
Our Bodies Ourselves last month endorsed single payer as the best health care plan for improving women’s health and providing affordable, universal coverage.
We have a tendency in America to argue for or against a concept based on our own personal philosophy or view of the world, what advances our personal interests, or the interests of our party, family, organization, or region. Perhaps viewing the issue from a management or systemic perspective might result in innovative approaches to the issue. The American national mindset, citizen philosophy, lack of citizen motivation to be proactively healthy, and governance model make the socialization of health care in America very problematic, particularly at this point in time. A country needs to know its limitations.