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,... 

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... 

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,... 

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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