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Portland IBEW Local Endorses HR 676

April 23, 2009 (1 Comment)

The 4,000 member IBEW Local 48 has voted to endorse HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Dana Welty, Oregon Nurses Association, and Tom Leedham, IBT... 

Belly Dancers Rally for Universal Health Care

April 23, 2009 (1 Comment)

By Scott Hershberger for Your4State.com— MARTINSBURG, WV – It may have looked like a party in Martinsburg: belly dancers and loud, festive music, but the people involved weren’t celebrating. The... 

Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. Before the HELP Subcommittee

April 23, 2009 (Comments Off on Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. Before the HELP Subcommittee)

By David U. Himmelstein from PNHP.org— Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee. My name is David Himmelstein. I am a primary care doctor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and associate professor of medicine... 

Healthcare Lifeboats

April 22, 2009 (Comments Off on Healthcare Lifeboats)

By David U. Himmelstein & Steffie Woolhandler— Massachusetts’s 2006 healthcare reform plan, often cited as a model for the nation, is sailing through choppy waters. Governor Deval Patrick... 

Interview: Robert Kuttner on single-payer health care

April 22, 2009 (Comments Off on Interview: Robert Kuttner on single-payer health care)

By Vermont Public Radio— Two nationally known health care policy thinkers will be in Vermont this week, engaging in a debate over health care organized by the Janus forum at UVM. Yesterday we heard... 

Astroturf Lobby Charged With Tricking Old Folks Into Writing Letters To Editors

April 21, 2009 (2 Comments)

By Ryan Grim for the Huffington Post— Medicare Advantage plans — publicly funded but privately administered Medicare plans — are regularly accused of tricking the elderly into giving... 

USW and CWA Locals Endorse Single-Payer, HR 676

April 20, 2009 (Comments Off on USW and CWA Locals Endorse Single-Payer, HR 676)

Two more local unions in Oregon have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). In McMinnville, Steelworkers Local 8378 endorsed HR 676 and submitted... 

TNRtv: The Case for Single-Payer Health Care

April 20, 2009 (2 Comments)

From the New Republic— At the 2009 World Health Care Congress, TNR senior editor Jonathan Cohn sat down with Dr. Michael Chen, Vice President and CFO of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Bureau,... 

Action Alert: Get Single-Payer into Congressional Hearings

April 20, 2009 (Comments Off on Action Alert: Get Single-Payer into Congressional Hearings)

House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) announced that the Committee will hold another hearing in a series on reforming the health insurance market. The hearing will take place at 10:00... 

Top Ten Enemies of Single Payer

April 17, 2009 (41 Comments)

By Russell Mokhiber of Single Payer Action— Most people, when they arrive in Washington, D.C., see it for what it is – a cesspool of corruption. Two reasonable reactions to the cesspool. One,... 

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