United States Senator Bernard Sanders, Independent of Vermont, received this year’s Paul Wellstone Award at the Activist Dinner on 7 November in Denver, during the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Anthony Robbins presented the award “for his principled support for a universal comprehensive health care system…”

Senator Sanders prepared this video for the activists who attended. During his 10-minute address (skip to 0:40 for the start of remarks), Senator Sanders focuses on the new healthcare law and explains why he voted for it, what it does for prevention and primary care, how much farther he thinks we need to go, and the role states will play in healthcare reform.

Comments

  1. #1 seattle chiropractor
    December 28, 2010

    Seniors will suffer huge setbacks in their healthcare, Medicare and Medicaid will be destroyed one piece at a time. As with all socialism….the people will be forced to pay. But then again, the bottom 45% of income earners pay no federal income tax anyway. So what do they care if someone else pays for their health insurance? And yet we’ll all lose a little more freedom.

  2. #2 NJ
    December 28, 2010

    seattle chiropractor @ 1:

    And yet we’ll all lose a little more freedom.

    All hail the freedom to suffer and die while the rich can buy our spare organs!

    Perhaps you should become a real doctor before we listen to you…