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... 

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

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

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... 

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,... 

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.... 

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:... 

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... 

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