Ebola Preparedness Without a Single-Payer System

November 24, 2014 by  
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Below is testimony from Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, to the California Assembly Health Committee regarding Ebola preparedness in a fragmented healthcare system... 

Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

October 17, 2014 by  
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By Abby Goodnough and Robert Pear for the New York Times: Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending... 

Why Americans Are Drowning in Medical Debt

October 8, 2014 by  
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By Olga Khazan for The Atlantic: After his recent herniated-disk surgery, Peter Drier was ready for the $56,000 hospital charge, the $4,300 anesthesiologist bill, and the $133,000 fee for orthopedist.... 

Wal-Mart to End Health Insurance for Part-Time Employees

October 7, 2014 by  
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By Hiroko Tabuchi for the New York Times: Walmart Stores, the world’s largest retailer and the nation’s largest private employer, said on Tuesday that it would terminate health insurance coverage for... 

Surprise In Mass. Primary: 21 Percent For Single-Payer Candidate Berwick

September 10, 2014 by  
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By Carey Goldberg for WBUR’s CommonHealth: Note to politicians: Backing “Medicare for all” is looking less and less like electoral poison. If, deep in your heart, you believe American health... 

BLET-Kentucky State Legislative Board Endorses HR 676

May 14, 2014 by  
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From Unions for Single Payer – Bryan Aldridge, Chairman, reports that the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers-Kentucky State Legislative Board, has endorsed HR 676, national single payer health... 

Obamacare’s Empty Victory

May 7, 2014 by  
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By Margaret Flowers, M.D. for The Indypendent – It feels truly Orwellian that progressives are applauding the forced purchase of private health insurance — one of the most hated industries in... 

Healthcare, Not Health Insurance

May 7, 2014 by  
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From Media Mobilizing Project – Everyone gets sick, but not everyone can access healthcare when they need it. The Affordable Care Act has expanded access, but millions are still left out, and most... 

Tim Carpenter’s Politics of Radical Inclusion: In the Streets and in the Polling Booths

April 30, 2014 by  
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By John Nichols for the Nation – Tim Carpenter never lost faith in the very real prospect of a very radical change for the better. And he never lost his organizer’s certainty that the tipping... 

Single-Payer System Would Be a Boon to the Economy, Public Citizen Report Says

April 21, 2014 by  
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New System Would Boost Economy, Reduce Costs and Eliminate Unfair Burdens on Companies That Provide Health Insurance Benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. – A publicly funded, universal health care system would... 

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