Happy Birthday Medicare!!!

Today, single-payer supporters from all over the country are celebrating the 44th birthday of one of the nation’s most popular public programs: Medicare. On this anniversary of Medicare, we are calling... 

Canadian Union Writes Obama & Congress Defending Canada’s Healthcare

July 29, 2009 by  
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The President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), one of Canada’s largest unions, has written President Barack Obama and all members of the U.S. Congress asking them to... 

Protesters Demand Network Coverage of Single Payer

July 29, 2009 by  
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From Democracy Now! - Here in New York, demonstrators gathered at ABC News’ Manhattan headquarters Tuesday to present a petition against the exclusion of a single-payer option from coverage on healthcare... 

“I Prefer Single-Payer, But …. “

July 28, 2009 by  
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The Selling of Single-Payer Features By HELEN REDMOND for Counterpunch – “Start off on high ground but end up somehow crawling…” –Bruce Springsteen, The Big Muddy The farce in Washington... 

Corporate Media Have Ruined the Health Care Debate

July 28, 2009 by  
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By Isabel Macdonald for AlterNet - TV networks have shut out coverage of single-payer as an option for health reform. We must work to get it back in public debate. The debate about health reform is clearly... 

Nine More Go to Jail for Single Payer

July 27, 2009 by  
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By David Swanson – Following a pattern of civil resistance in Washington D.C. and around the country, citizens in Des Moines Iowa on Monday risked arrest to press for the creation of single-payer... 

Hope for Health Reform? Push Single-Payer Now

July 27, 2009 by  
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By John Nichols for the Nation - It is unsettling to listen as President Obama and House Speaker Pelosi talk up a health-care reform “plan” that has yet to take shape in any realistic form. The... 

Bait and switch: How the “public option” was sold

July 27, 2009 by  
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By Kip Sullivan for PNHP - The people who brought us the “public option” began their campaign promising one thing but now promote something entirely different. To make matters worse, they have not... 

Obama Admits US Can’t Insure All Americans Without Single Payer (Video)

July 23, 2009 by  
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From Democracy Now! - Obama devoted most of his White House news conference to defend his push for healthcare reform. He acknowledged the US won’t be able to provide healthcare insurance to every American... 

Why Obama’s Public Option Is Defective, and Why We Need Single-Payer

July 22, 2009 by  
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By Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein for the Progressive – Once Congress finishes mandating that we all buy private health insurance, it can move on to requiring Americans to purchase... 

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