Action Alert: Save Primary Care at St. John’s

Dr. George Randt and his colleague are board-certified internists who have had a contractual relationship with St. John Medical Center covering some 2,500 patients for several years. These two doctors... 

Temple Unions Ratify New Contracts and Declare Victory after Strike

April 29, 2010 by  
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After 28 days on strike, the members of PASNAP, the union that represents 1500 nurses, professionals and technical employees at Temple University Hospital, voted overwhelmingly to accept the new contract... 

4 million likely to pay health fine

April 29, 2010 by  
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By Kim Dixon – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About four 4 million people in the United States could be fined for failing to buy health insurance when the health overhaul law is fully in force in... 

On the Individual Mandate

April 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Single-Payer Resources

The Women’s Economic Agenda Project sends us a handout on the individual mandate to purchase health insurance that’s included in the recently-signed healthcare legislation. You can download... 

NJ Labor Council & Oregon NALC Convention Push Single Payer Summit

April 27, 2010 by  
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Three more labor organizations have gone on record in support of the Maine State AFL-CIO Federation’s call for the national AFL-CIO to convene a labor summit “to build a social movement powerful enough... 

Vermont Legislature Votes to Begin Designing ‘Single-Payer’ System

April 26, 2010 by  
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By Associated Press – MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont lawmakers made clear Friday that recently enacted federal health care reform did not go far enough toward a public model, passing legislation... 

PBS ombudsman: Ignoring single payer was a mistake

April 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

Single-Minded About Single-Payer: The Ombudsman Column By Michael Getler, PBS, April 23, 2010 – PBS’s venerable public affairs and investigative series Frontline is, I confess, a favorite of mine,... 

Listen: Discussing the Fair Elections Now Act

April 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

If you missed last night’s national conference call on the Fair Elections Now Act, you can listen to it here. We had about 70 people on this call, and we’d like to thank you for participating,... 

Everybody In, Nobody Out: At Temple and Beyond an Injury to One is an Injury to All

April 22, 2010 by  
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By Donna Smith – When you see the faces of the members of PASNAP (Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals) on strike at Temple University Hospital and perhaps most especially... 

NESRI Submits UPR Report on Economic and Social Rights in the U.S.

April 22, 2010 by  
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National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) coordinated a joint submission on Economic and Social Rights in the U.S. to the United Nation’s Universal Period Review. The report, entitled “Toward... 

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