Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States

Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States

by Richard Kirsch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781930912243
Publisher: Rockefeller Institute Press
Publication date: 02/03/2012
Series: Rockefeller Institute Press Series
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Kirsch is an Institute fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He has 36 years of experience leading citizen campaigns on health care, campaign finance reform, and other issues. As national campaign manager for Health Care for America Now he appeared on PBS’s The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, ABC’s World News Tonight and Good Morning America, Fox, CSPAN, and the Colbert Report. He was frequently quoted in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

Table of Contents

Foreword Thomas L. Gais ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Acronyms xviii

Introduction: The Great Quest 1

1 Thumb Out in Both Directions 7

2 The Solution Is the Problem 25

3 Building Health Care for America Now 47

4 Ready, Set, Go! 65

5 Health Care in the 2008 Election 83

6 The Economy or Health Care? 105

7 From the Ground Up - Champions 121

8 From the Ground Up - Swings 143

9 The Happy Warrior 161

10 No HELP for the Gang of Six 171

11 The Guns of August 189

12 The White House Waffles 213

13 If the Insurance Companies Win - You Lose 225

14 The Baucus Bill Is a Failure 239

15 Did the White House Try to Get Me Fired? 259

16 The House Makes History 267

17 Harry's Dilemma 285

18 Lieberman's Revenge 301

19 Christmas Eve 311

20 Not Again! 319

21 Stop Big Insurance - Congress Listens to Us 329

22 Fighting for Our Health 345

Epilogue: The Fight Goes On 357

Notes 373

Bibliography 381

Index 383

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