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Single-payer health system could save billions

December 11, 2008 (2 Comments)

Because of the current financial crisis, many observers see no point in discussing an expansion of health care coverage this year — either federal or state. Indeed, it is true that the current crisis... 

Single-Payer Talking Points & Why Mandate Plans Won’t Work

December 11, 2008 (2 Comments)

The New York City Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program has put together some “talking points” for making the single payer “expanded and improved Medicare for All”... 

Healthcare petition urges: Everybody In, Nobody Out

December 10, 2008 (Comments Off on Healthcare petition urges: Everybody In, Nobody Out)

For more than five years, medical students from the University of Kansas Medical Center have put in long hours serving uninsured patients at their Jay Doc Free Clinic. Last year, a number of students and... 

Everyone Wants Healthcare Reform

December 9, 2008 (Comments Off on Everyone Wants Healthcare Reform)

Written by Timothy Fisher I spent much of Election Day at the polls helping collect signatures to support a single-payer health care initiative. Given the great turnout for this year’s election, this... 

Local man spearheads statewide healthcare movement

December 9, 2008 (Comments Off on Local man spearheads statewide healthcare movement)

ROCKLAND (Dec 8): Jerry Call is a man with a mission. Call, who lives in Rockland and is one of the five founders of Midcoast Healthcare Reform, first learned about single-payer health care about a year... 

When a Job Disappears, So Does the Health Care

December 8, 2008 (2 Comments)

ASHLAND, Ohio — As jobless numbers reach levels not seen in 25 years, another crisis is unfolding for millions of people who lost their health insurance along with their jobs, joining the ranks of the... 

Coverage mandate will fail as a healthcare reform plan

December 8, 2008 (2 Comments)

By Rose Ann DeMoro It’s time for Congress to stop getting carried away with financial bailouts for big industries, especially when it comes to some of the most-profitable and least-responsible companies:... 

Host a healthcare community discussion

December 7, 2008 (1 Comment)

The Obama-Biden Transition Team Needs Our Help! Healthcare is a top priority for President-elect Obama, and he wants your help in reforming the system to provide quality, affordable health care for all... 

Report Back From the National League of Cities Conference

December 4, 2008 (Comments Off on Report Back From the National League of Cities Conference)

Alison Landes, NLC Project Director, has sent us the following report about the resilient efforts in seeking an endorsement for HR 676 from National League of Cities. The National League of Cities (NLC)... 

Oregon Labor Council and AFSCME Local Endorse HR 676

December 4, 2008 (Comments Off on Oregon Labor Council and AFSCME Local Endorse HR 676)

In Oregon, AFSCME Local 3214 and the Central Oregon Labor Council have both endorsed HR 676, single-payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). The Central Oregon Labor... 

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