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Sen. Sanders convenes panel on single-payer health care

The following is a video of a panel discussion titled “Single Payer: Where do we go from here?” with presentations by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Robert Weissman of Public Citizen, Gerald Friedman of UMass-Amherst, Dr. Margaret Flowers of PopularResistance.org, Dr. Andrew D. Coates of Physicians for a National Health Program (pictured above), and Michael Lighty of National Nurses United. The video also includes, near the end, questions and comments from the audience.  The panel was held on May 21, 2014, in Room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington.

The session begins at the 25-minute mark of this video segment. Please drag the time marker to that point to begin watching the presentations and discussion. The entire session is about an hour-and-a-half long. Dr. Coates' opening remarks begin at the 48:30 minute mark.

One additional note: The May 21 panel discussion was held one day before a National Lobby Day for Single Payer at the Capitol co-sponsored by PNHP, All Unions Committee for Single Payer Health Care – HR 676, Gray Panthers, Healthcare-NOW!, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, National Nurses United, National Organization for Women, Progressive Democrats of America, and Public Citizen.

The video is available here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/single-payer-where-do-we-go-from-here