Health-reform advocates have little to fear from judge’s ruling

December 14, 2010 by  
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By Ezra Klein, Washington Post Staff Writer – U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee (and part-owner of a Republican campaign-consulting firm that fought the health-care... 

The Gift of Health

December 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

At Healthcare-NOW!, we are reminded daily, from letters, emails, and phone calls, that the healthcare crisis continues. Holly from Nevada recently contacted us. She has Parkinson’s disease and is... 

42,000 Working Poor to Lose Insurance and Another 460,000 Out of Luck in PA

December 14, 2010 by  
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Expiration date for adultBasic? Funding source needed soon for subsidized state-run health insurance for the working poor By Bill Toland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – All last week, at vigils in Pittsburgh... 

Recording of Discussion with Drs. Himmelstein and Woolhandler

December 14, 2010 by  
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If you missed last night’s discussion about health reform with Physicians for a National Health Program co-founders Drs. David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler, you can listen to it here. Audio... 

Medicaid Cuts Hurt At The State Level

December 14, 2010 by  
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From Huffington Post – CHICAGO — In Illinois, a pharmacist closes his business because of late Medicaid payments. In Arizona, a young father’s liver transplant is canceled because Medicaid... 

Opt-out bill could give states more flexibility on health reform

December 13, 2010 by  
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They would have to provide coverage that is at least as comprehensive and affordable as the national law. From amednews.com – Washington — A bill to accelerate states’ ability to opt-out... 

House Passes Bill Averting Cut in Medicare Reimbursements

December 10, 2010 by  
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From the NY Times – The House gave final approval on Thursday to a bill that would avert a 25 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors by freezing reimbursement rates at current levels until... 

In Breakaway, Big Health Insurers Seek To Boost Washington Clout

December 9, 2010 by  
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By Bara Vaida for NPR – Five of the nation’s largest health insurance companies are looking to build their own inside-the-Beltway coalition to influence implementation of the new health law... 

Healthcare-NOW! Talks with Drs. Himmelstein and Woolhandler

December 8, 2010 by  
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Join Healthcare-NOW! members and supporters for a special evening of discussion with the founders of the leading national single-payer advocacy group, Physicians for a National Health Program, Drs. Steffie... 

Will the Wyden/Brown state waiver enable single payer?

December 7, 2010 by  
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By Don McCanne MD for PNHP – The initial reaction to S. 3958, The Empowering States to Innovate Act, sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), is that the bill will enable... 

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