Can the US Achieve Meaningful Healthcare Reform Within a For-Profit System?

February 27, 2009 by  
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Democracy Now hosted a debate between Dr. David Himmelstein of Physicians for a National Health Program and Len Nichols of the New America Foundation about their views on the most feasible healthcare plans... 

Video: National Lessons from State Health Reform

February 27, 2009 by  
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The following video was taken on February 25, 2009 at the “National Lessons from State Health Reform: The Massachusetts Case Study” forum in Washington, DC. National Lessons from State Health... 

Bluegrass Central Labor Council Endorses HR 676

February 26, 2009 by  
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At its February meeting the Executive Board of the Bluegrass Central Labor Council voted to endorse HR 676, single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Council President... 

Economist Joseph Stiglitz A Single-Payer Supporter

February 26, 2009 by  
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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz told Amy Goodman on Democracy Now, after being asked if he supported single-payer healthcare, that, “I think I’ve reluctantly come to the view that... 

Renew Auto Industry? Start With Real Health Reform

February 23, 2009 by  
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By John Nichols for the Nation– General Motors, and what is left of Chrysler, are back asking for another government bailout. And Americans who recognize that an auto industry is a good deal more... 

Health care bills suffer conspiracy of silence

February 23, 2009 by  
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By Saul Friedman– Too often journalism ignores or belittles reports or proposals as outside the mainstream and bound to fail, thus assuring they will remain outside the mainstream and fail. That,... 

Members of Congress Offer Prescription for General Motors’ Competitive Disadvantage

February 20, 2009 by  
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and two other Members of Congress today sent a letter to the CEO of General Motors, Mr. Richard Wagoner, Jr., to propose a different kind of auto industry rescue plan... 

Massachusetts Labor Leaders Write to Obama Urging Passage of HR 676

February 20, 2009 by  
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Forty Massachusetts labor leaders have written President Obama to inform him of the failure of the much touted ‘Massachusetts Plan’ and to tell him that the passage of HR 676 is the best way to implement... 

Seattle City Council endorses single payer healthcare

Since early days of Bill Clinton’s administration, 16 years ago, Rep. Jim McDermott has carried the torch for a national single-payer health program. A Washington Post profile characterized his devotion... 

Massachusetts Is No Model for National Health Care Reform

February 19, 2009 by  
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Public Interest Groups Urge Sen. Kennedy to Introduce Single Payer Legislation The Massachusetts health care system, widely regarded as an example of how to provide universal coverage and keep costs low,... 

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