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March 6, 2007

Mike Gravel?

Filed under: 08 Presidential Hopefuls,Mike Gravel — frosty @ 11:26 am

to be honest, before i started doing my research on the democratic presidential hopefuls, i’d never heard of this guy. his comments to the handful of issues on his website are brief (concise?), but one particular bit caught my attention and as i start this process of doing my best to give you all the most accurate and comprehensive information on all the candidates, i want to start with this guy and his comments on health care in this country….

Medicine and medical technology in the United States is the finest in the world. However, it is also one of the leading causes of bankruptcies. With the rising cost of healthcare, it is time to rethink our approach. The solution to the healthcare crisis is a national, universal single-payer not-for-profit U.S. healthcare system.

that’s right, folks, mike gravel supports a national, universal single-payer system in this country! i don’t know about the rest of you, but that singular position bumps him up much closer to the top of my list.

i’ll be posting more on mike (and the other candidates) just as soon as i can, but i wanted to start with this candidate, because i’d never heard of him before and am impressed with at least some of his responses.

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