Archive for September 2008

CNA walked Golden Gate Bridge in support of HR 676

Single Payer Activists led by 1000 convention delegates from the California Nurses Association walked San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in support of HR 676 and California’s SB 840. Members from the California Association of Retired Americans, AFT 2121, Health Care for All and Single Payer Now marched with the nurses. See more photos on CNA’s…

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IUE-CWA Local 201 Endorses HR 676

IUE-CWA Local 201, in Lynn, Massachusetts, has endorsed HR 676, single-payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Local 201, which represents 2,225 workers at GE Aviation and Veolis Water in Lynn, Ametek Aerospace in Wilmington, plus thousands of retiree lifetime members, voted to endorse HR 676 at its August 20th membership meeting, reports…

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Why Healthcare-NOW?

Here I am, Marilyn Clement – sick as a dog!  I helped found Healthcare-NOW some four years ago when we held a national conference with people from all over the country.  Now, despite adversity of the worst kind, I am still here, but dependent on you to push forward this great movement that we have…

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Death By Spreadsheet Booklet Now Available

This booklet contains testimonials detailing injustices of the American health care system. These are firsthand accounts of tragedy and death due to insurance denials and lack of coverage. At a time when 47 million American people are uninsured and 80 million more Americans have inadequate coverage, these expressions of suffering–posted to our online petition–document the…

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Protest Toolkit Available

The Chicago Single-Payer Action Network (CSPAN) created this tool kit to assist other single-payer groups in organizing protests of insurance companies. The photographs in this manual were all taken during our protests in Chicago. We hope you will find this tool kit helpful in organizing your own protests. Download the toolkit here (pdf). More information:…

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New HCN Bookmark Available

NEW! Healthcare-NOW! Bookmarks available! This a simple handout packed with information about the US Health Care Crisis and the Single Payer Solution. For a limited time, you can receive 10 *free* bookmarks by request. Additional bookmarks can be purchased at $0.15 each. Order from Healthcare-NOW! at 800-453-1305 or info@healthcare-now.org.

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Paying More, Getting Less

Dollars and Sense recently published an article titled “Paying More, Getting Less” about America’s healthcare crisis. According to the article: By any measure, the United States spends an enormous amount of money on health care. Here are a few of those measures. In 2006, U.S. health care spending exceeded 16% of the nation’s GDP. To…

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