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Crisis = Opportunity for Single-Payer

March 19, 2009 (6 Comments)

Fiscal crises may force Obama to save costs via a single-payer plan. By Roger Bybee for Dollars and Sense— President Obama seems ready to proceed full-throttle toward a health care reform plan, but... 

RNs from Six States Rally for Single Payer Outside White House Healthcare Forum in Vermont

March 19, 2009 (Comments Off on RNs from Six States Rally for Single Payer Outside White House Healthcare Forum in Vermont)

From Talking Points Memo— The White House may have hoped for a carefully structured discussion with a predictable and prescribed outcome that would fit smoothly into its desired agenda, but during... 

How’s this for a stimulus — let’s give Medicare to everyone

March 19, 2009 (1 Comment)

By Andy Everman for MLive.com— Often we hear about how education (especially higher education) is crucial for economic development and job creation. Rarely do we get any credible specifics about... 

Does the Health Insurance Industry Have Congress In Its Pocket?

March 19, 2009 (3 Comments)

No one ever talks about dismantling the Fire Department, Police Department, or Postal Service because they’re models of a scary socialist project. Why should healthcare be any different? Quite simply,... 

Single-Payer News from the Vermont Health Forum

March 18, 2009 (1 Comment)

Over 200 single payer advocates attended a rally initiated by Dr. Deb Richter, PNHP, outside of the White House regional forum, hosted by the Governors of Vermont and Massachusetts. These are some initial... 

Douglas, Patrick co-host health care forum

March 18, 2009 (2 Comments)

By Anya Huneke for NECN.com— 48 million Americans. That’s the latest estimate of how many Americans are living without health insurance. President Obama has promised to reduce that number by... 

Protesters Rally Outside Health Forum

March 18, 2009 (4 Comments)

By Kate Duffy for WCAX News— Supporters of a single-payer system of health care used a special White House forum to send a message to the man in the Oval Office. “Barack Obama said it at an... 

Action Alert: “Sick Around America”

March 17, 2009 (1 Comment)

We urge you to reach out to your community and host Sick Around America watching parties on and after March 31st. Sick Around America, a compelling and timely documentary exposing the serious consequences... 

Alabama Labor Council and KY CWA Local Endorse HR 676

March 17, 2009 (Comments Off on Alabama Labor Council and KY CWA Local Endorse HR 676)

The Southwest Alabama Labor Council has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). The Alabama Labor Council is the one hundred-and-twenty-first... 

The questions our healthcare debate ignores

March 17, 2009 (Comments Off on The questions our healthcare debate ignores)

By Joe Conason for Salon.com— As President Obama issued his call for reform of American healthcare, he must have been gratified to hear so many professions of good faith and civility from the political... 

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