A Pro-Single Payer Doctor’s Concerns About Obamacare

April 14, 2014 by  
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By Adam Gaffney for Salon – As a single-payer advocate who is also a doctor, I was concerned after the Affordable Care Act was passed that it didn’t do enough to combat rising underinsurance.... 

Listen: Health Care for All – Texas Open Journal April Episode

April 9, 2014 by  
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Health Care for All – Texas’s Open Journal radio series on healthcare reform was today, Wednesday, April 9th on KPFT 90.1FM (Houston) at 9:30am. Their guest this month was Dr. Gerald Friedman. Listen... 

As Vermont Goes, So Goes the Nation?

April 9, 2014 by  
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By Molly Worthen for The New York Times – When most liberals hear the words “third party,” they have nasty flashbacks to Ralph Nader’s spoiler campaign in 2000. The history buffs among them... 

Maine House OKs Bill to Study Single-Payer System

April 3, 2014 by  
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By the AP – Maine’s Democratic-controlled House has given initial approval to a proposal to have the state examine whether to implement a universal health insurance coverage system. The House... 

Is Obamacare In the Interest of Workers?

March 31, 2014 by  
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From the Real News – In round two of our debate with Dr. Margaret Flowers and economist Dean Baker, we discuss whether CBO’s prediction that Obamacare will trigger reduction of work hours... 

With Hippocratic Oath, Doctors Pledge Allegiance to Patients, Not Profits

March 28, 2014 by  
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By Dr. Philip Caper for Bangor Daily News – The Maine Medical Association recently updated a 2008 poll of their members that asked the question, “When considering the topic of health care reform,... 

The Single Payer Movement Expands

March 17, 2014 by  
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From Healthcare Finance News – Even as the Affordable Care Act is in its nascent stages, some states are already looking toward 2017 when they can request waivers to opt out of the healthcare exchanges.... 

Watch an Expert Teach a Smug U.S. Senator About Canadian Healthcare

March 13, 2014 by  
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From the LA Times – A U.S. politician’s I-don’t-need-no-stinkin’-facts approach to health policy ran smack into some of those troublesome facts Tuesday at a Senate hearing on... 

IAM Transport Lodge Endorses HR 676

March 12, 2014 by  
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Local Lodge 1635 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) has endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D... 

New York State ARA Endorses HR 676, Single-Payer

March 6, 2014 by  
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From Unions for Single Payer – The New York State Alliance for Retired Americans, NYSARA, at its most recent annual meeting, endorsed HR 676, Congressman John Conyers’ national single payer... 

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