July 30th: Medicare’s 49th Anniversary

July 30, 2014 will mark the 49th anniversary of Medicare, our only publicly financed, universal health plan, which lifted a generation of seniors out of poverty. Each year Healthcare-NOW! coordinates Medicare’s... 

Aetna CEO Gets 131% Pay Hike – Take Action!

Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini received a 131% pay hike, bringing in $30.7 million: that’s 877 times the $35k that the average worker makes in a year. Tell him that’s not okay. Share... 

Save the Date: Healthcare-NOW!’s 10th Anniversary Strategy Conference

This year marks our 10th anniversary! Marilyn Clement founded Healthcare-NOW! in 2004 originally under the title “Campaign for a National Health Program NOW.” We are doing something extraordinary... 

Action Alert: Don’t Eliminate Thousands of Immigrants’ Medicare Benefits

April 4, 2014 by  
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President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal would “involuntarily disenroll” some (fewer than 5,000) undocumented immigrants currently receiving some Medicare benefits–even those who... 

May 22, National Single-Payer Lobby Day!

Thursday, May 22 will be the first national single-payer lobby day of the year, supported by Healthcare-NOW!, Physicians for a National Health Program, Public Citizen, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer,... 

Action Alert: Write a Letter to the Editor About Senate Healthcare Hearing

On Tuesday, March 11, a Senate Subcommittee chaired by Bernie Sanders held an unprecedented hearing on what the U.S. can learn from countries with single-payer healthcare systems. The evidence was overwhelming:... 

Take Action for Senate Single Payer Bill

The cause of universal healthcare is alive and well. Not only is the state of Vermont moving toward a single-payer system, but Vermont’s U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill and is holding... 

Vote for the Worst Health Insurance Company of 2013

December 3, 2013 by  
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Now’s your chance to vote for the worst health insurance company of 2013! The nominees are… UnitedHealth for paying its CEO, Stephen Hemsley, $49 million last year. Moda Health for paying $40... 

The Shutdown is Over. Now What?

October 18, 2013 by  
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Government employees returned to work yesterday, and the price of averting a default on the country’s debts was the creation of a bi-partisan committee instructed to develop a long-term plan, by... 

Nominate the Worst Inurance Company of 2013

Congress is in recess for the rest of August, and we thought we’d try something new. So we created, and are now taking nominations for, The 2013 Award for Profiteering and Deceit in the Private Health... 

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