Montana Gov. Seeks Waiver To Establish Single Payer In His State

September 30, 2011 by  
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By Zaid Jilani for ThinkProgess – As ThinkProgress previously reported, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) made history earlier this year when he signed into law legislation that would make his state... 

Administration Asks Supreme Court to Rule Quickly on Health Law

September 29, 2011 by  
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By Adam Liptak for the New York Times – The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear a case concerning the 2010 health care overhaul law. The development came unexpectedly... 

Supercommittee operating in secret

September 29, 2011 by  
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By Jake Sherman and Matt Dobias for Politico – The supercommittee has become supersecret about most of what it’s doing. On Tuesday, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) encapsulated the attitude of the members... 

Health care and the Ron Paul redux

September 28, 2011 by  
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In the US, 45,000 people die every year because they cannot afford basic medical services, according to a Harvard study. By Helen Redmond for Aljazeera – When Tea Party supporters at a recent Republican... 

Oct. 6 – Join Us in Freedom Plaza

September 28, 2011 by  
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Are you going to the October 6, 2011 rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.? Healthcare-NOW! will be there to demand human needs over corporate greed, including life-saving, money-saving improved Medicare... 

Sharp Rise in U.S. Health Insurance Cost

September 27, 2011 by  
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By Reed Abelson for the New York Times – The cost of health insurance for many Americans this year climbed more sharply than in previous years, outstripping any growth in workers’ wages and adding... 

A Difficult Pill to Swallow

September 26, 2011 by  
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The path to single payer health care through challenging concentrated wealth By Margaret Flowers, M.D. The efforts in recent years to pass health care reform at the state and national levels have provided... 

54 Arrested as ADAPT Demands Real Medicaid Reform

September 21, 2011 by  
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By Jerry Costley, Utah ADAPT – See video of the action here. The power of ADAPT was on full display today at the as over 300 individuals with disabilities and their associates descended on the White... 

Investors with a Conscience Should Divest from Health Insurance Companies

September 21, 2011 by  
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By Rob Stone for Tikkun.org – I was the doctor on duty one night in August when the ambulance rushed a man into our Midwestern hospital ER. As I walked into the room, the scene was right out of... 

The Devilish Detail of Obama’s Speech

September 21, 2011 by  
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By John Nichols for NPR – President Obama has erected what is likely to be the left flank in the debates of the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction—the so-called “super-committee”... 

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