America Speaks Back: The Effort to Gut Social Security and Medicare Takes a Hit

June 29, 2010 by  
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By Dean Baker for TPM – The opponents of Social Security and Medicare are getting in high gear. After all, it makes perfect sense that after the collapse of a housing bubble has just destroyed the... 

I Can See Healthcare From Here

June 25, 2010 by  
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By Donna Smith – DETROIT – As I wake each morning here in Detroit at the US Social Forum, I glance just a few hundred yards across the way, and I know people have healthcare without regard to... 

Medicare: Protect it, Improve it, and Expand it to All!

Hands Off Social Security and Medicare. Make Wall Street Pay. Medicare: Protect it, Improve it, and Expand it to All! On Saturday, June 26 in 20 cities, America Speaks, funded by billionaire Pete Peterson’s... 

Speak Up for Medicare and Social Security

June 23, 2010 by  
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For decades, Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson has been trying to privatize or get rid of Social Security and Medicare. Now he is funding AmericaSpeaks, a private company that is organizing town hall... 

League of Women Voters US Endorses Improved Medicare for All

Contact: Rebecca Elgie Tel: (607)272-0621 Website: www.healthcare-now.org Email: healthylink@earthlink.net June 14th 2010... 

Humiliation and Shame: Part of Being Insured in America

June 16, 2010 by  
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By Donna Smith – Oh, the things we did not fix in the healthcare bill are shocking. Just as seniors falling into the Medicare drug benefit donut hole begin to get the $250 checks meant to calm... 

Hands Off Medicare and Social Security!

June 15, 2010 by  
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In the name of “fiscal balance,” President Obama’s Debt Commission is pushing for cuts in Medicare and Social Security. Ignoring the hundreds of billions of dollars the country could... 

Uninsured Woman, Shoots Herself In Shoulder To Get ER Treatment

June 15, 2010 by  
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By Laura Bassett for Huffington Post – An unemployed Michigan woman who was unable to afford medical treatment for a searing pain in her shoulder took matters into her own hands last week, shooting... 

Rising Costs: A Health Care Challenge For Democrats

June 15, 2010 by  
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by Julie Rovner for NPR – For Democrats, passing the new health care law may have been the easy part. Now that it’s the law, everything that happens in health care, whether due to the Patient... 

At the US Social Forum

Are you planning to attend the US Social Forum in Detroit from June 22nd to 26th? If so, we hope you will join Healthcare-NOW! at the USSF events below! Workshop: Single- Payer Healthcare, the Solution... 

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