Nonprofit Insurers: Reaping Profits at the Expense of the Consumer

June 30, 2011 by  
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By Wendell Potter for MichaelMoore.com – Nowhere are health insurers working harder to thwart reforms that could save consumers billions of dollars than in California. One measure they are especially... 

Coburn, Lieberman seek to raise Medicare age to 67

June 29, 2011 by  
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By the AP – WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Senate rebels jumped into Congress’ cut-the-deficit competition on Tuesday, proposing to raise the age of Medicare eligibility to 67 and increase monthly... 

Medicaid cuts could come from Democrats

June 29, 2011 by  
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By J. Lester Feder for Politico – Defenders of Medicaid have been fighting hard against Republican proposals to cut the program, but they’re just waking up to the threat of one proposed by the... 

AZ Man Makes $12 Too Much to Get Coverage for Heart Surgery

June 29, 2011 by  
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Last week, the Arizona Supreme Court announced that it will not be taking action to stop planned Medicaid cuts or an enrollment freeze. By Zaid Jilani for ThinkProgress – Since last year, low-income... 

NOW Conference Calls for Medicare for All

June 28, 2011 by  
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The National Organization for Women wrapped up its 45th National Conference in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, June 26, setting NOW’s policy and agenda for the coming year and looking toward the 2012 elections... 

U.S. Spent $8,100 Per Person On Health Care In 2009

June 28, 2011 by  
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By ThinkProgress – The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation’s new report finds that annual American health care spending is now at $8,100 per person in 2009, for a total $2.5... 

Should universal care advocates bite their tongues on single-payer?

June 23, 2011 by  
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By Mike Alberti for Remapping Debate – It was not so long ago that a universal, single-payer health insurance program administered and financed by the federal government looked like a viable policy... 

Support for ’Medicare-for-all’ Continues in US Congress

June 22, 2011 by  
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By Healthcare-NOW! – Sen. Bernie Sanders [I VT] introduced a revised version of the “American Health Security Act,” a national single-payer “Medicare-for-all” healthcare... 

Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers

June 21, 2011 by  
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By Yvonne Yen Liu for New America Media – Vermont, land of rolling green hills dotted with black and white Holsteins and picturesque red barns. White people, everywhere, lots of them. Home of state-sanctioned... 

Single-Payer Hopefuls Press Their Cause

June 21, 2011 by  
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By David Gorn for California Healthline – Only in San Francisco can a guy wearing a rainbow rasta wig be a voice of reason. But there he was, among an estimated 400 boisterous protesters, trying... 

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