Physicians and supporters arrested at CareFirst health insurance office to call for real health care reform

October 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Single-Payer News

Dr. Margaret Flowers and Charles Loubert, 81, will stay in jail until CEO of CareFirst meets to discuss redirecting lobbying funds to pay for patients care Baltimore, MD – Two physicians and two supporters... 

115 arrested so far in 18 cities to demand for health care for all

October 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

Total number who risked arrest yesterday: 73 in 10 cities Yesterday 37 were arrested, although 73 staged a sit-in or blockade and were not arrested due to the entire building being put on lockdown. Tomorrow,... 

Single Payer State Option Threatened in House

October 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Action Alerts, Healthcare-NOW! Updates

By Donna Smith - When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces the healthcare bill she plans to bring to the floor Thursday, will it still have the amendment that allows individual states the option of bypassing... 

The Next Wave of Actions

Tomorrow, the next wave of the Mobilization for Health Care for All begins. After over 100 people have risked arrest across the country in sit-ins in the last month, we are beginning to shift the debate... 

Make an Impact

October 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

Healthcare-NOW! is at peak activity. Because of all our hard work, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) has decided to match donations made to Healthcare-NOW! dollar for dollar up to $5,000.... 

Sen. Al Franken humbles Hudson Institute dilettante over healthcare bankruptcies

October 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Single-Payer News

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) humbles Hudson Institute dilettante over health care bankruptcies during a senate Judiciary sub-committee hearing on bankruptcies driven by catastrophic medical expenses.  Read More →

Harrisburg Rotunda Filled By Single-payer Supporters

October 22, 2009 by  
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From PDA - “The October 20 ‘Healthcare for All’ rally at the capital rotunda in Harrisburg, Pa., was a huge success,” said Tim Carpenter, PDA National Director. “Anywhere... 

California Man Jailed for Five Days After Sit-In at Blue Cross Office in Los Angeles

October 21, 2009 by  
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From Democracy Now - On Thursday, Sam Pullen was arrested at the Los Angeles offices of the insurance giant Blue Cross. He refused to give his information to police and vowed to remain in prison until... 

US Healthcare History: Our Very Own Killing Fields

October 19, 2009 by  
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By Donna Smith - Jenny Fritts was 24 years old. Jenny lived with her husband Sean for the past five years, and together they had a little girl named Kylee, 2. Jenny was seven-and-a-half months pregnant... 

“I’m staying in police custody until we have health care for all”

October 19, 2009 by  
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Los Angeles, CA – Sam Pullen, 31, was arrested yesterday in Los Angeles at a sit-in at the Blue Cross health insurance office. He is refusing to give information to police, vowing to stay in jail... 

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