Last updated on: 9/14/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Dennis Kucinich, MA Biography

Title:
Former US Representative (D-OH)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?"
Reasoning:

“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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care and related issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to health care and related issues.
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
Education:
  • MA, Speech Communication, Case Western Reserve University, 1974
  • BA, Speech Communication, Case Western Reserve University, 1973
Contact Info:
Phone
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Email
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Website
kucinich.com
Other:
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Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?