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Bill Maher: The Environment Is The Ultimate Health Care Issue (VIDEO)

Huff Post- First Posted: 03-13-10 03:56 AM   |   Updated: 03-13-10 05:49 AM

Bill Maher called the environment the “ultimate health care issue” Friday night during “Real Time” and argued that our future depends on our ability to stop global warming. But some on his panel weren’t so convinced.

Conservative talk radio host Amy Holmes, actor Hill Harper, and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson weighed in, with Harper being the sole panelist to agree with Maher’s assessment. Johnson said he believes in climate change, but that its effects have been greatly exaggerated. While Holmes called herself a skeptic, and argued that the science behind the topic is not settled. She described it as a “raging debate.”

Maher was blown away by Holmes’ skepticism and shot down Johnson for opposing cap and trade legislation. Maher pointed out that Republicans weren’t so disgusted by cap and trade when George H.W. Bush used it to stop acid rain.

WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Some articles and comments on Kucinich’s stance on health care reform:

LIMBUAGH PRO-HEALTH REFORM PROTESTERS KUCINICH & A TELLING NEW HEALTH CARE POLL

thevirtueallliberal | YouTube | 10 March 2010

Kucinich is a really good guy .However, I have to admit his purist stand on the public option is pissing me off . We get it Kucinich, your a strong advocate for the public option . However, don’t turn into a Ralph Nader ! Your going to be the spoiler for something that will not come around for another few life times . If your the cause of health care reform failer, you might as well put on the grim reaper costume . 45,000 and more will die because of your misguided stubbornness .”

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Dennis Kucinich on Standing up as the Sole Public Option and State’s Rights Health Reform Advocate

Rob Kall, OpEdNews, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, Markos Moulitsas, founder/owner of Dailykos.com, on the Keith Olbermann show with Lawrence McDonnell sitting in for Keith, discussed Congressman Kuncinich’s announcement that he was planning to vote against the health reform bill as it currently stands. Moulitsas suggested that Kucinich might be primaried. Earlier, on DailyKos, he called Kucinich a “little prick.” and said, “He’s someone who deserves a real primary.”

I spoke to congressman Kucinich for about half an hour, discussing why he’s voting against the bill, what it would take to change his mind, and the history that goes into the current situation.

Here’s a small part of what he said:

We need to keep the discussion going about alternatives, because every discussion about alternatives puts the pressure in the direction of trying to come up with a better bill. And even at this late date, it would be a huge mistake to just look at the bill and call it a day. No, no no. We have to fight for the best bill we can get all the way down the line and if despite our best efforts, it still can not meet the test of providing care for people instead of profits for insurance companies, then we have to reserve the right to oppose it.

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Kucinich, Other Progressives Stand Ground Against Attacks

Rob Kall, OpEdNews, March 11, 2010

I interviewed congressman Dennis Kucinich and other progressive leaders in health care reform to get his response to recent attacks and to find out his motivation and what would move him to change his vote. While Markos “Kos” Moulitsas attacks Kucinich, other progressives see him as a hero and saint.

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