Vermont governor signs universal healthcare bill

May 27, 2011 by  
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New law designed to lead the state toward the nation’s first single-payer system By Dave Gram for the AP – Vermont still has “a few challenges” ahead to meet its goal of a universal... 

FDL and PNHP Join Forces to Petition Obama Administration

May 26, 2011 by  
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Give Vermont the Waivers it Needs to Build a Better Health Care System If McDonald’s receives health care waivers from HHS, Vermont should too Petition: http://action.firedoglake.com/VThealthcare Physicians... 

Video: VT to Become 1st State to Enact Single-Payer

May 26, 2011 by  
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From Democracy Now! – Today Vermont is set to make history by becoming the first state in the nation to offer universal, single payer healthcare when Gov.Peter Shumlin signs its healthcare reform... 

Celebrate Medicare’s 46th Anniversary! – Join Today

In this time of strong economic uncertainty, while Medicare and Medicaid are under attack and states across the country are balancing their budgets on the backs of the working class, you have remained... 

Thursday: Live Streamed Signing of Vermont’s Universal Healthcare Bill

May 24, 2011 by  
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The Vermont Breakthrough: Live Streamed Press Conference on Signing of Vermont’s Universal Healthcare Bill H.202 When: 9:00 AM (Eastern Time) Thursday, May 26, 2011 Where: Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier,... 

GOP Pushes To Let States Reduce Medicaid Rolls

May 24, 2011 by  
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By Mary Agnes Carey and Phil Galewitz for KHN – With their proposal to turn Medicaid into block grants all but dead, Republicans now are pushing legislation to let states tighten eligibility rules... 

Single Payer in California?

May 23, 2011 by  
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By Truthout – The national debate over health care can be summed up in a bill being debated in Sacramento. Supporters of Senate Bill 810 say the legislation would be the only way to provide medical... 

Poll: Medicare doesn’t have to be cut

May 23, 2011 by  
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By the AP – WASHINGTON (AP) – They’re not buying it. Most Americans say they don’t believe Medicare has to be cut to balance the federal budget, and ditto for Social Security,... 

A Doctor’s Push for Single-Payer Health Care for All Finds Traction in Vermont

May 23, 2011 by  
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By Amy Goodnough for the New York Times – Many people move to Vermont in search of a slower pace; Dr. Deb Richter came in 1999 to work obsessively toward a far-fetched goal. She wanted Vermont to... 

GOP plan is a non-starter

May 20, 2011 by  
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By Rep. John Conyers, Jr. - Medicare is arguably one of the nation’s most successful and cherished public insurance programs. The program covers 47 million elderly and disabled Americans, and helps pay... 

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