In Florida, H.M.O.’s Would Treat Medicaid Patients

April 29, 2011 by  
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By Lizette Alvarez for the New York Times - DAVIE, Fla. — A crucial experiment in the future of Medicaid is playing out in Florida, where both houses of the Legislature are vying to find ways to drastically... 

Thousands of single payer supporters to converge on Montpelier May 1

April 29, 2011 by  
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Major statewide rally on May 1st will call for adoption of strongest possible final version of H. 202 Montpelier, VT — Statehouse — Thousands of Vermonters supporting the Healthcare Is A Human Right... 

April Newsletter – Nobody Wants to Cut Medicare

April 28, 2011 by  
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We just sent out our latest email newsletter to our list of supporters. If you don’t already get our email newsletters (sent about twice per month), you can sign up for them here. In this latest... 

Republican and Democratic Plans for Medicare and Medicaid Misguided

April 28, 2011 by  
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Push for Privatization will Accelerate Costs and Deaths By Margaret Flowers, M.D. for FireDogLake – Leadership in Washington recognizes the damage our soaring health care spending is doing to our... 

What we’re not being told about Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan

April 27, 2011 by  
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The mainstream media has failed to report that the Ryan plan is a privatization program that will hand $30tn to insurers By Dean Baker for the Guardian – The film Casablanca features one of greatest... 

Vermont Senate gives initial OK to single-payer health care bill

April 26, 2011 by  
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By Anne Galloway for VTDigger.org – The spirit of order and compromise was upon them. The Vermont Senate passed the universal health care reform bill in a 21-8, largely along party lines on Monday,... 

As If Privatizing Medicare Wasn’t Enough

April 26, 2011 by  
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By Jonathan Cohn for the New Republic – By now, virtually everybody has heard about the Medicare voucher scheme that House Republicans want to implement starting in 2022. Instead of getting comprehensive,... 

America Needs a Single Payer Health Care System

April 25, 2011 by  
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Even if Obama’s overhaul works as planned, there will still be 23 million Americans lacking health insurance in 2019. By Kay Tillow for OtherWorlds.org – More than a year after President Barack... 

Love of Medicare chills tea party fever

April 25, 2011 by  
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By Clarence Page for the Chicago Tribune – Surprise, surprise! Faced with the prospect of Medicare cuts, even tea party folks find griping about “big government” to be a lot more fun... 

Quarter-Million Dead and Not Counting

April 21, 2011 by  
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By Donna Smith – After this past weekend of horrific storms and tornadoes, it was clearly appropriate for our elected officials to declare a federal disaster in some areas. With the designation... 

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