Hundreds gather to promote Oregon “single-payer” health insurance system

January 31, 2011 by  
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From koinlocal6.com – The U.S. Congress may have rejected a single-payer health care system for all citizens, but a move is under way in Oregon to do just that, for the state’s residents. Nearly... 

House Republicans Consider Privatizing Medicare

January 28, 2011 by  
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From the AP – WASHINGTON — Months after they hammered Democrats for cutting Medicare, House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize the health program for seniors.... 

Action Alert: State of the Union

January 25, 2011 by  
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Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address to those who are anxiously waiting to hear what he will say about Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. While President Obama has... 

Neighborhood Fund Raisers to Pay for Cancer Treatment

January 24, 2011 by  
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Dear Speaker Boehner: I am a musician, a member of a symphony orchestra that belongs to a national group known as the Regional Orchestra Players’ Assoc. Most of the musicians who perform in these... 

He Had Worked Hard Since He Was 12

January 24, 2011 by  
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Dear Speaker Boehner: My husband died in 2003 due to lack of care for diabetes and cancer after we lost our health insurance. There were times we couldn’t get insulin and no churches or private... 

Hsiao says hybrid single-payer is best option for Vermont

January 20, 2011 by  
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By Jon Margolis for VTDigger.org – Dr. William Hsiao made his presentation to the full Vermont House and Senate Wednesday, Jan. 19. His full 138-page report in PDF is here. His PowerPoint presentation... 

Will You Cry for Me, John Boehner?

January 19, 2011 by  
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Tired of the political theater in Washington, DC? Want to tell real stories by real people who need real change from Congress? As House Republicans make their futile attempt to repeal health reform, join... 

Vermont Delegation Will Seek Path To Single-Payer Health Care Reform

January 19, 2011 by  
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By Bob Kinzel for Vermont Public Radio – (Host) Vermont’s Congressional delegation is pledging to work together to make it easier for the Shumlin Administration to implement a single payer... 

GOP Launches Bid To Repeal Health Care Law

January 19, 2011 by  
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By Julie Rovner for NPR – The formal title of the two-page bill the House is scheduled to vote on Wednesday is “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.” But in the wake of the... 

Update on Single Payer from Dr. Margaret Flowers

January 17, 2011 by  
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An interview with Dr. Margaret Flowers from OpEdNews.com by Joan Brunwasser – My guest is Dr. Margaret Flowers, congressional fellow of Physicians for a National Health Program [PNHP]. Welcome back... 

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