Occupy SF: the teenager who was refused cancer treatment

October 31, 2011 by  
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Miran Istina, 18, joined protests after four years of being denied life-saving bone marrow transplant for leukaemia By Eoin Reynolds for the Guardian – As Miran Istina puts it, she has been living... 

A Tweak To Health Law Would Eliminate Medicaid For Some

October 27, 2011 by  
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By Julie Rovner for NPR – Should the middle class be eligible for Medicaid? The health program, funded jointly by the feds and the states, was devised to cover the poor. But if a provision in last... 

Occupy Wall St. Single-Payer March Roundup

October 27, 2011 by  
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Healthcare-NOW! NYC Organizer Katie Robbins address the crowed at the Occupy Wall Street universal, single-payer healthcare march on October 26th. Here’s the press release about the march: Wall... 

Video: Single-Payer March Covered by Countdown with Keith Olberman

October 27, 2011 by  
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Occupy Wall Street organized a large march yesterday for universal, single-payer healthcare. Keith Olberman interviewed Dr. Steven Auerbach of Physicians for a National Health Program about the march and... 

Dems Propose $400 Billion in Medicare Cuts

October 27, 2011 by  
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By Sam Stein for Huffington Post – Democrats on the congressional super committee have produced a “presentation” that would include a roughly equal mix of spending cuts and revenue increases... 

Help Wanted: Lessons From The Single-Payer State

October 27, 2011 by  
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How to spread Vermont’s human-rights victory throughout the country BY James Haslam for In These Times – BURLINGTON, VT. — On May 26, 2011, as we watched Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) sign... 

Why Healthcare Reform Matters to Occupy Wall Street

October 25, 2011 by  
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By E.D. Kain for Forbes – Nearly every country in the developed world has some form of universal access to health insurance. The glaring exception to this rule is the United States. As a proponent... 

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Rally For Health Care Reform

October 24, 2011 by  
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From NY1.com – Nurses and doctors joined the Occupy Wall Street protesters Sunday to rally for health care reform, and tourists continued to funnel in and out of Zuccotti Park to witness the demonstrations... 

Poverty, Addiction, and Medicaid Cuts: A Former Addict’s Call to Occupy Wall St.

October 20, 2011 by  
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By Jeff Deeney for AlterNet – An addict-turned-social worker explores the relationship between poverty and addiction, exposing how Medicaid cuts could have disastrous consequences on entire communities. This... 

Deficit commission showing no progress

October 20, 2011 by  
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By Robert Pear for the New York Times – With just five weeks until its deadline, a secretive congressional committee seeking ways to cut the federal deficit is far from a consensus, and party leaders... 

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