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

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
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?