District citizens have been urging Mike Thompson to become a cosponsor of the National Health Insurance Act (H.R. 676). The bill currently has one sponsor and 76 cosponsors. In the past Mike Thompson has been consistently opposed to national health insurance. He has focussed his efforts on helping Napa County vineyard owners and wine merchants, with a secondary emphasis on supporting the Pentagon.
The United States has a fragmented, highly bureaucratic but private health care system that is extremely wasteful (of money and human talent) and delivers overall health care that is substandard. The main force keeping this decrepit system in place is the ability to extort overpriced insurance payments from customers. Part of the profits from this corrupt system are used for campaign donations to congressmen so that they will not consider reform.
A good, basic article on the issue is the Physicians for a National Health Program Executive Summary of the United States National Health Insurance Act.
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-- William P. Meyers
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Mike Thomspon is the current elected member of the United States House of Representatives for California's 1st Congressional District.