WEBINAR: Vermont at the Crossroads

February 6, 2015 by  
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December 2014, just after being re-elected to office, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin dropped a bomb shell by recommending that the Vermont state legislature not proceed with financing for universal, public... 

Readers’ Guide to Racial Equity in Healthcare

January 19, 2015 by  
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Race is a Social Construct To start, it’s important to understand that there is no biological basis for race. Race is purely a social construct, and racial inequities in health all have social roots... 

Losing Your Vision & Bartering For Care Under Our Healthcare System

December 19, 2014 by  
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Dr. Daniel Root testified before the New York Assembly Health Committee on December 4, 2014 about trying to care for the uninsured and underinsured in a rural county primary care practice. He describes... 

What Haunts a Police Officer of 30 Years? Suicides Due to Medical Debt

December 18, 2014 by  
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Lieutenant Gary Pudup, a police officer for 30 years, testified to the New York Assembly Health Committee on December 8, 2014, about his haunting memories of investigating suicides – only to find... 

Interview: Living Hope Wheelchair Association

December 18, 2014 by  
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We spoke with leaders of the Living Hope Wheelchair Association, based in Harris County (which includes Houston), Texas, which is a member of our affiliate Health Care for All Texas. Raymundo Mendoza (board... 

Interview: Connecting the Dots Between Healthcare & Homelessness

December 18, 2014 by  
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John N. Lozier has been executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council since its founding in January 1990. The Council is a network of more than 10,000 doctors, nurses, social... 

New York Assembly Sponsoring Historic Single-Payer Hearings

October 28, 2014 by  
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The Health Committee of the New York Assembly has announced that it will be hosting a historic series of six public hearings across New York state to receive testimony on the “New York Health,” bill... 

2014 Strategy Conference Wiki

September 9, 2014 by  
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For the first time this year Healthcare-NOW! has set up a wiki for our annual Strategy Conference, held from August 22-24, 2014 in Oakland, CA with the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care and One... 

Steve Early Speaks With Us About Labor and Single Payer Healthcare

September 4, 2014 by  
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Steve Early worked for 27 years as an organizer and international representative for the Communication Workers of America. He is the author of a new book from Monthly Review Press titled Save Our Unions:... 

10th Anniversary Strategy Conference, Aug. 22-24

July 28, 2014 by  
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You can register online now for the August 22-24 super-conference that will bring together Healthcare-NOW!, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care, and One Payer States in Oakland, CA! For the... 

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