Long Live Single-Payer, Medicare for All

December 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

Wednesday, for the first time in American history, the US Senate was to debate and vote on single-payer healthcare. Sen. Bernie Sanders submitted an amendment to the Senate health bill that would have... 

Sanders Says Single-Payer Day Will Come as He Withdraws Amendment

December 17, 2009 by  
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By Donna Smith - Sickening. Saddening. Maddening. And the stuff of future determination in the political struggle for healthcare for all in the United States. On the floor of the U.S. Senate today,... 

Sanders Amendment Being Debated NOW – Watch

December 16, 2009 by  
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Sen. Bernie Sanders has offered an amendment to the Senate health bill that would expand Medicare to everyone. Watch the Senate debate on the Sanders Amendment right now on CSPAN 2. Just go here. This... 

Eduardo Needs a Heart

December 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

While most children wish for the latest toys and gadgets for Christmas, there is a 14 year old boy who wishes for a heart so he can live a normal life. Eduardo Loredo was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy,... 

URGENT! Calls Needed Now

December 15, 2009 by  
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Just a few days after 20 demonstrations at Senators’ offices across the country in support of Medicare for All, we learned that Senator Sanders’ Single-Payer Amendment No. 2837 will be debated... 

Senate Tweaks Away Your Healthcare

December 14, 2009 by  
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By Donna Smith - As my grandmother used to say, “I was born on a weekend but not last weekend.” The latest insult to Americans hungry for a bit of healthcare justice for all comes from the... 

Press Roundup for International Human Rights Day Actions

December 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

First, thank you for organizing nearly 20 actions nationwide! This is incredible considering the challenges we face in fighting for a just, equitable health care system – Medicare for All! Below... 

Health Care Street Heat Targets Senator Schumer, Demanding Medicare for All

December 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Single-Payer News

By Joseph Huff-Hannon for the Huffington Post - New York, NY. December 10, 2009 — On Thursday morning, a group of friends and colleagues, mostly middle-aged, sat and chatted over coffee at a midtown... 

Maine AFL-CIO Calls for Labor Summit & Strategy to Win Single Payer

December 11, 2009 by  
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by Matt Schlobohm, Public Policy & Poltical Mobilization Director, Maine AFL-CIO, and Charlie Urquhart, Organizer, Maine Labor Group on Health On Friday October 23, 2009 the delegates at the Maine... 

Bernie Sanders Presses For Vote On State Single-Payer Option

December 11, 2009 by  
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By Jeff Muskus for Huffington Post - While Democratic leaders abandoned the public option on Thursday, one senator reignited his push for an amendment that would allow states to test-pilot single-payer... 

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