A funeral dirge for private health insurance?

April 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Single-Payer News

Do Not Resuscitate: Why the Health Insurance Industry is Dying, and How We Must Replace It By John Geyman, M.D. Common Courage Press, 2008 Softcover, 251 pp. Book review by A.R. Strobeck Jr. Dr. John Geyman,... 

IATSE Locals in St. Louis, Boston & Sacramento Endorse HR 676

April 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

Three more IATSE local unions have endorsed HR 676, single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Stage Hands Local 6 in St. Louis, Stage Hands Local 11 in Boston... 

State Legislators Launch Effort to Push HR 676

April 29, 2009 by  
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A group of state legislators has initiated a nationwide effort to publish an Appeal to President Obama and members of the 111th Congress to support HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced... 

“Dems Have Super-Majority To Demand Single-Payer Universal Health Care”

April 29, 2009 by  
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On The Ed Show, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders talks about the Arlen Specter defection to the Democrats, and how the grassroots now has to rise up and demand single-payer universal health care if they... 

Action Alert: Make Single-Payer Part of Senate Roundtable Discussions

We need your help getting a single-payer supporter into Senate Finance Committee roundtable discussions on healthcare reform. The Finance Committee (Led by Sen. Max Baucus – MT) is holding three... 

Health care reform with no reform

April 27, 2009 by  
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By Marie Cocco for the Denver Post– Every so often, I remember Ronald Reagan fondly – not for his policies but for his skill at the art of persuasion. Right now, for example, I’d like... 

Montanans for Single Payer forms to promote universal coverage

April 27, 2009 by  
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A new statewide group has formed to affect the current national debate on health care reform. Montanans for Single-Payer is committed to true universal health care, a Medicare-type system where everyone... 

Big health insurer’s calls to members draws criticism

April 27, 2009 by  
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By Bobby Caina Calvan for The Sacramento Bee– WellPoint, the nation’s largest health insurer, has launched what could be the start of a campaign for the hearts and minds of the American public... 

Saratoga Springs backs universal healthcare, HR 676

By Andrew J. Bernstein for the Saratogian– After a vote Tuesday, the City Council threw its support behind universal health care, passing a resolution to back federal legislation to establish a new... 

Cost control, universal care impossible without single-payer health system

April 23, 2009 by  
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Policy expert challenges effectiveness of lesser reforms at House panel With President Obama and congressional leaders vowing to pass a health reform bill by the end of the year, a prominent Harvard-based... 

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