Tuesday, April 20, 2010

If you watched Frontline's "Obama's Deal"...

... you may have noticed some missing context for Dr. Margaret Flowers's interview. As Healthcare-NOW has it:

"Obama's Deal"...exposed some of the sordid deals struck by congressional lawmakers and the White House with the health insurance industry and Big Pharma...While Frontline extensively interviewed Dr. Margaret Flowers of PNHP, they neglected to broadcast the very reason that she and others risked arrest: to get a single-payer advocate to testify in the Senate Finance Committee hearings on health care. Frontline, rather, depicted these advocates as President Obama's "liberal base" leaving out any discussion about why nurses, doctors, and every-day Americans would risk being arrested by Federal police.

Healthcare-NOW urges you to write to the PBS ombudsman to protest this exclusion of the single-payer viewpoint. "It is wrong for Congress and the media to exclude the most evidence-based solution to our health crisis," according to their press release. "The exclusion of single-payer showed that right from the outset Obama had made a deal with the health insurance, drug, and hospital industries."

Kevin Zeese, Executive Director of Prosperity Agenda, has a response here.

If you missed the broadcast, you can watch "Obama's Deal" online here.

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