Police intervene in Congressman Pete Olson’s meeting

Congressman “Deer in the headlights” Pete Olson (R-TX) gets run over by his constituents and the police had to take over the meeting. The first part is Olson exploiting a child with a serious heart defect for political points. The second part is the crowd giving him hell for it to the point a scuffle breaks out. The Police are called in and threatens to cancel Olson’s meeting.

Republican Congressman Olson uses child’s heart condition for political and unsuccessful gain

Republican Congressman Olson (R-TX) tells the townhall about a mother who was turned away by the free market doctors for her unborn child’s heart defect. She was denied by the free market doctors but persisted and was able to find a specialized doctor and got a very delicate operation and a heart transplant 17 days after he was born. Olson then claims that the public option would have denied him the needed health care and he would have died! After being challenged he abruptly ended the discussion. Watch as he is challenged, and clueless as to what to say.


BILL MOYERS & Donna Smith Talk Single Payer

Moyers speaks with advocate Donna Smith about how our broken system is hurting ordinary Americans.

Obama makes the case for health care reform

Seeking to jump-start efforts to pass a health care bill, President Barack Obama defended his reform plan in a speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night.

Obama repeated several of his principles for reform, rebutted attacks from critics, and sought to explain the complex plan so that voters could understand it.

Here’s a guide to what Obama said and how his statements — or similar ones we’ve checked — fared on the Truth-O-Meter:…Read More

Tavis Smiley’s Video Blog – Healthcare | PBS

Tavis discusses the healthcare debate and the work of philanthropist Stan Brock. He also responds to Twitter comments.

Watch Tavis’ conversation with Stan Brock on August 21, 2009:

Also check out the web exclusive video on Remote Area Medical:
For more information about Tavis Smiley on PBS, see http://www.pbs.org/tavis

Interview with Stan Brock

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | Money and Health Care Reform

Bill Moyers looks at the influence of money and lobbying on health care reform efforts in Washington, D.C. Bill Moyers Journal airs Friday nights at 9pm on PBS. Check your local listings. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal

T.R. Reid The Healing of America Q.A.

T.R. Reid, former Washington Post reporter and author of “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.” Program from Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009

Sick Around The World

Money Driven Medicine

These clips are excerpts from the documentary Money Driven Medicine follow this link to the full movie. Warning this is some really sad shit, and may make you ashamed to live in the best country in the world.

Money Driven Medicine Blog