What if everyone had Medicare?

September 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Single-Payer News

By Henry Abrons – The Census Bureau released its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States earlier this month, and it’s no surprise to learn that... 

The De-Privatization of Medicare

September 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Single-Payer News

From MassCare – Most of you will have missed a short article tucked away in today’s Boston Globe, which – when put in context – speaks volumes about our health care system. Robert... 

Action Alert: Fair Elections Now Act

Here’s some GOOD NEWS – The Fair Elections Now Act, the bill providing for publicly funded elections for Congress, has passed in committee and has moved to the floor of the House of Representatives. This... 

AP Poll: Many think health overhaul should do more

September 27, 2010 by  
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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JENNIFER AGIESTA for Associated Press – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call... 

March for Medicare for All on October 2nd

September 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Action Alerts, Healthcare-NOW! Updates

People want more healthcare reform, not less. We have to stay strong for the single-payer healthcare system we need. This is why Healthcare-NOW! is mobilizing for the 10/2/10 March on Washington for Peace,... 

Big health insurers to stop selling new child-only policies

September 22, 2010 by  
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Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna Inc. and others say they will make the move as soon as Thursday when parts of the new healthcare law take effect. They cite potentially huge and unexpected costs for insuring children. By... 

Action Alert: Ask Congress to Attend Important Briefing

This Thursday, September 23rd an important Congressional briefing is scheduled on Capitol Hill to address changes to Medicare–which could weaken the program–that the Deficit Commission is exploring. The... 

How We’re Acting Upon SB 810

September 21, 2010 by  
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From Single Payer Now! – Last month, Assembly Speaker John Perez (D46) made the decision to prevent SB 810 from going up for a vote. Had he done so, and it passed, SB 810 would have moved through... 

The Persecution of Kate Barnhart

September 20, 2010 by  
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From Out in New Jersey – DA Prosecuting LGBT Activist with Brain Tumor The sidewalk outside of the Manhattan Criminal Court building was a surreal sea of “Kate.” Supporters in all sizes... 

Number of uninsured skyrockets 4.3 million to record 50.7 million in 2009

September 20, 2010 by  
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By PNHP – Official estimates by the Census Bureau showing a dramatic spike of 4.3 million in the number of Americans without health insurance in 2009 – to a record 50.7 million – underscore... 

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