Demonstrators Rally For Single-Payer Healthcare

by Gabe Bullard

The group Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare held another rally in downtown Louisville Wednesday.

It was one of many demonstrations across the country in response to President Obama’s healthcare summit with lawmakers in Washington.

The demonstrators are opposed to most of the legislation on the table. They favor an expanded Medicare system that would provide single-payer healthcare to all citizens.

Kay Tillow helped organize the event. She says even if healthcare overhaul legislation is passed, her grou will still call for more changes.

“We will continue to push because there’s nothing that they are now considering that will solve the problem,” she says.

Opponents of the single-payer plan say it would be too expensive or inefficient. Tillow says high costs and inefficiencies are caused by for-profit insurers.