Sidewalk Summit News Roundup

February 26, 2010 by  
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Sidewalk summits for single-payer healthcare were covered in the news yesterday thanks to the hard work of activists from all over the country. Here’s what we have found so far. Washington, DC -... 

Healthcare Summit Ends in Deadlock; Single-Payer Advocates Excluded

February 26, 2010 by  
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From Democracy Now! – After nearly seven hours of televised debate, President Obama’s so-called bipartisan healthcare summit ended Thursday without any substantive agreement between Republicans... 

Call for Medicare for All

February 24, 2010 by  
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PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR EVENT IN WASHINGTON, DC Since the beginning, the discussion on health reform has been flawed because of the exclusion of a single-payer system in the debate. With universal... 

Obama plan leaves millions uninsured, boosts private insurers

February 24, 2010 by  
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From PNHP - President Obama’s health care proposal, preserving as it does a central role for the for-profit, private health insurance industry, is incapable of achieving the kind of universal, comprehensive... 

Where’s the Single-Payer Advocate?

February 24, 2010 by  
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By Michael McAuliff for the NY Daily News - Reps. Anthony Weiner and Peter Welch are reprising a question that proved thorny for President Obama’s last health care summit: Where’s the single-payer... 

Don’t It Make Your Wide Eyes Cry, Iowa? Another Cancer Patient Grovels

February 23, 2010 by  
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By Donna Smith – Some patient stories just fill me with anger and shame. This one – from Iowa – is one of those stories. By now, we all know the plot. Patient has insurance. Patient gets... 

Put Single Payer Back on the Table

February 23, 2010 by  
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By Dr. Quentin Young of PNHP - One year after its much-ballyhooed launch, the Obama administration’s approach to health reform is now in serious disarray. The president’s health care summit... 

President Obama’s Concession Proposal

February 23, 2010 by  
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By Mass-Care - At 10AM yesterday, the White House released the outlines of President Obama’s health reform proposal “incorporating and improving on ideas from the House and the Senate, along... 

Feb 25: Sidewalk Summit for Medicare for All!

February 19, 2010 by  
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NEW LOCATION: H St NW and Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC – Map here. Let’s make President Obama hear us loud and clear that we want Medicare for All! The event will be followed by lobby visits... 

I had to count the hours before my insurance took effect before I could go to the ER

February 17, 2010 by  
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My name is Teresa. I am a 47 year old Registered Nurse living in Southern Illinois. In December 2009, I started a new job. I was unable to afford COBRA insurance to tide me over until my new insurance... 

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