Pro to the question "Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?"
"The hour has arrived to begin anew the Civil Rights Movement, this time for Health Care for All...
The Preamble to the United States Constitution and Article One, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution both describe an originating purpose of our United States: to promote the general welfare. Health care is a legitimate function of our government. Health care is a basic right in a Democratic society. It is no more a privilege based on ability to pay than is the right to vote, which was once accorded only to property owners."
"A New Movement: Health Care as a Civil Right," OpEdNews, Sep. 9, 2009
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Analyst, Fox News, 2013-present
Founder, Kucinich Action, 2013-present
US Representative (D-OH), 1997-2012
Chairman, Domestic Policy Subcommittee, Oversight and Government Reform Committee, US House of Representatives
Member, Education and Labor Committee, US House of Representatives
Member, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States (IATSE)
Democratic Presidential Candidate, 2004, 2008
Official US delegate to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, 1998, 2004
Recipient, Gandhi Peace Award, 2003
Attendee, World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg (South Africa), 2002
State Senator, Ohio, 1994-1996
Councilman, Cleveland, 1970-1975, 1981-1982
Mayor, Cleveland, OH, 1977-1979
Clerk, Cleveland Municipal Courts, 1976-1977
Councilman, Cleveland, OH, 1970-1975
Member, Cleveland City Council, 1969-1973
MA, Speech Communication, Case Western Reserve University, 1974
BA, Speech Communication, Case Western Reserve University, 1973