2008 National Strategy Conference Round-Up

November 24, 2008 by  
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Thank you to all who made it to Chicago for the Healthcare-NOW! National Strategy Conference! It was a weekend packed with review, assessment, strategy, and inspiration for those of us bracing for the... 

Republicans for Single-Payer?

November 22, 2008 by  
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You wouldn’t know it from the candidates’ debates or reports on the major television networks, but a majority of Americans favor a government-run health insurance system similar to Canada’s. Those... 

How the Economic Crisis Presents Opportunities to Advance Single-Payer Healthcare

November 20, 2008 by  
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During Healthcare-NOW’s 2008 National Strategy Conference, Dr. Arthur MacEwan outlined how the current economic crisis presents opportunities to advance single-payer healthcare in the US. Dr. MacEwan... 

Oregon Teamster Local Endorses HR 676

November 20, 2008 by  
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Teamster Local 206, which represents workers in a variety of occupations through out the state of Oregon, has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers... 

Uninsured Give but Rarely Receive Organs for Transplant

November 19, 2008 by  
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Call it the ultimate inequity in health care. A team of Harvard researchers finds that people without health insurance are about 20 times more likely to donate a liver or kidney than to receive one. The... 

Man emerges as uninsured advocate after sick wife was denied coverage

November 18, 2008 by  
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Jack Conaway was laid off last year. A few weeks later, his wife was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer. Then the Amherst couple lost their health insurance. Faced with possibility of having to chip... 

Single-Payer Healthcare Alliance Forms in Washington, D.C.

November 18, 2008 by  
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By David Swanson With Barack Obama about to assume the presidency and take up the healthcare issue, leaders of single-payer healthcare organizations met for two days, November 11 – 12, at the AFL-CIO... 

Learn all you can about health care alternatives

November 18, 2008 by  
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The following editorial is from www.Courier-Journal.com. By now it is almost a cliche to say that America’s health care system is broken. In response, many politicians who are calling for “reform”... 

Action Alert!

November 18, 2008 by  
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On November 19th, 2008, at 10 a.m., the Senate Finance Committee will hold a host a hearing in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, D.C., titled: “Health Care Reform: An Economic Perspective” As... 

Single-payer system is the way to go

November 14, 2008 by  
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By Ray Bellamy Millions of families are struggling with economic hardship. Health-care costs are weighing on more Americans, contributing to about a million bankruptcies a year, and are a major factor... 

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