Private insurers cause health care heartbreak

July 30, 2010 by  
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As a dedicated activist for single-payer health care, it has become crystal clear to me that the private, for-profit health insurance companies are the biggest detriment to having a health care system... 

For-Profit Insurers Leaning on Regulators to “Reform” Health Reform

July 30, 2010 by  
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By Wendell Potter for Huffington Post – The nation’s biggest insurers — not happy with provisions of the four-month-old health care reform law that would force many of them to spend... 

Rx on Medicare’s Birthday: Expand it to All

July 28, 2010 by  
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By Dr. Quentin Young of PNHP – Medicare, one of our nation’s most cherished social programs, turns 45 on Friday. I was in active medical practice when, on July 30, 1965, Medicare was signed... 

Health Care Supporters Say “Hands Off Our Medicare!”

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Robbins, National Organizer, Healthcare NOW! healthcarenow08@gmail.com 330-618-6379 Donna... 

Happy 45th Birthday, Medicare

Join in actions across the country this Friday, July 30th in celebrating 45 Years of Medicare – and call for Medicare for All. Groups across the country are organizing events this Friday to celebrate... 

Who Tells the Dead Patient Stories Now?

July 27, 2010 by  
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by Donna Smith – Since the health insurance reform bill passed this past spring, you’d think we suddenly stopped having American patients die and suffer unimaginable horror at the hands of the... 

NARH Nurses Vote to Authorize Strike

July 27, 2010 by  
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PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY OF LIFE AT STAKE The registered nurses of the North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) voted overwhelmingly July 19 to authorize their union leadership to call a strike if necessary... 

Health Law May Cost Children Coverage as UnitedHealth Ends Plans

July 27, 2010 by  
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By Alex Nussbaum for Bloomberg – UnitedHealth Group Inc. and insurers in Florida and Oklahoma stopped offering children-only health coverage because of the potential added costs of sick youngsters... 

Hands Off Our Medicare!

At a time when this nation faces the deepest recession in decades, skyrocketing unemployment, and fiscal crisis in our states, towns, and families, the nation’s safety net is threatened by a select... 

Don’t Gamble with Our Social Security

July 19, 2010 by  
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Andy Stern, a key member of the president’s deficit commission, proposes to invest a part of our Social Security funds in the stock market. Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy... 

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