The Worst Health Insurance Company of 2013

January 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

The 2013 Award for Profiteering and Deceit in the Private Health Insurance Industry goes to… UnitedHealth for paying its CEO, Stephen Hemsley, $49 million in 2012. We want to thank everyone who participated.... 

Discretionary Deeming: How Libby Montana Got Improved Medicare With Free Drugs

January 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Single-Payer News

By Kay Tillow, Unions for Single Payer – Buried deep in the health reform law is Section 10323. It amends the Social Security Act to extend Medicare coverage to individuals exposed to environmental... 

Central Labor Council Breakfast Builds Support for Single Payer, HR 676

December 18, 2013 by  
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From – U.S. Congressman John Conyers (D MI), chief sponsor of HR 676, was honored at a December 6th Labor Breakfast co-hosted by the New York City Central Labor Council... 

Mass. Gov. hopeful: Consider “single payer” care

November 25, 2013 by  
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From the AP – Democratic candidate for governor Donald Berwick is pushing Massachusetts to take a second look at creating a truly universal health care system. The former top Obama administration... 

21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare

November 25, 2013 by  
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By Ralph Nader – Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare. No health insurance system is without problems but Canadian style single-payer full Medicare for all is simple, affordable,... 

The Single-Payer Alternative

November 25, 2013 by  
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By Nancy Folbre for the New York Times – Rush Limbaugh’s take on the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act could, ironically, warm the hearts of those at the other end of the political... 

NJ Resident Struggles for Long-Term Care, Calls for Medicare for All

November 8, 2013 by  
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From the Courier-Post – Mike Pollock calls himself a squeaky wheel. Since 2002, the Atco resident has fought with insurance companies, medical agencies and doctors after his wife, Kathy, 61, survived... 

The Shutdown is Over. Now What?

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... 

Is Obamacare Enough?

October 9, 2013 by  
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Without Single-Payer, Patchwork U.S. Healthcare Leaves Millions Uninsured From Democracy Now – Despite helping expanding affordable insurance, “Obamacare” maintains the patchwork U.S.... 

AFL-CIO Reaffirms Commitment to Single Payer–Demands Fixes to ACA

September 12, 2013 by  
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From All Unions for Single Payer – The just concluded AFL-CIO convention reaffirmed its commitment to a single payer health care system while demanding that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) be fixed... 

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