Less care for fewer and fewer

November 30, 2011 by  
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By Helen Redmond for the Socialist Worker – EVIDENCE of how bad the U.S. health care crisis has gotten continues to pile up. And with the federal government preparing to impose automatic cuts in... 

The Highmark-UPMC battle shows how private insurers serve no useful purpose

November 30, 2011 by  
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By Ed Grystar, Chuck Pennacchio and Tony Buba for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – The current contract disagreement between Highmark and UPMC provides a clear example of why the free-market health... 

Doctors again face steep Medicare cuts unless Congress acts before Jan. 1

November 28, 2011 by  
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From the Washington Post – It’s become a symbol of sorts for the federal government’s budget dysfunction: Unless Congress acts before Jan. 1, doctors will again face steep Medicare cuts that... 

Sponsor a Single-Payer Activist

November 22, 2011 by  
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Healthcare-NOW!’s Annual Strategy Conference on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th in Houston, TX is fast approaching. This is our opportunity for people across the nation to come together... 

Hundreds Join Occupy Portland on Peaceful March for Universal Healthcare

November 21, 2011 by  
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From Oregon Single Payer Campaign and the Portland Occupier – Hundreds of protesters attended a rally on November 19 in Portland after which they planted 558 crosses, representing the 558 uninsured... 

For Debt Committee, No Final-Hour Deal Apparent

November 21, 2011 by  
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From NPR – Monday is the last day the congressional supercommittee can reach a deficit-reduction deal and still make its Wednesday deadline. The legislation has to be publicly available for 48 hours... 

New study shows health insurance premium spikes in every state

November 17, 2011 by  
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From the Washington Post – Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance have risen faster than incomes in every state in the nation, according to a report released Thursday. The analysis of... 

Insurance Mandate May Be Health Bill’s Undoing

November 16, 2011 by  
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From the New York Times – As Barack Obama battled Hillary Rodham Clinton over health care during the Democratic presidential primaries of 2008, he was adamant about one thing: Americans, he insisted,... 

Occupy Protesters Interrupt COC Healthcare Event

November 15, 2011 by  
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From Think Progress – Protesters disrupted a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event on healthcare yesterday, interrupting speaker Scott Serota, the CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Chanting “we... 

Teaneck, NJ Endorses Single-Payer, HR 676

November 14, 2011 by  
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As part of our Win-Win Campaign, Teaneck, NJ passed a resolution supporting HR 676 on October, 11, 2011. Paula Freidman, a single-Payer activist in New Jersey, sent us this report: I am chairperson of... 

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