Archive for July 2009

Single-Payer Teach-In in NYC this Saturday, Watch Live Online

Watch the teach-in live right here. The nation is abuzz with health care reform. Mark your calendars for July 25th to learn about the solution to our health care crisis. A plan that 2/3 of the public supports, 59% of physicians, and nearly 100 Members of Congress. Join the Private Health Insurance Must Go! Coalition,…

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Single-payer advocate on Colbert Report TONIGHT

From PNHP – On Tuesday, July 21, at 11:30 pm EDT, watch Dr. Aaron Carroll talk about single-payer health reform on The Colbert Report, the Emmy award-winning satirical television program on Comedy Central. Dr. Carroll is a board member of Physicians for a National Health Program (www.pnhp.org), an organization of 16,000 physicians, medical students and…

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House Lets States Do Single Payer Healthcare

By David Swanson – On Friday morning at 9:45 a.m. ET in the House Committee on Education and Labor, the committee members voted 25 to 19 to pass Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s amendment to the healthcare reform bill. This amendment, if it survives the full House, the Senate, the conference, and the President, will not alter…

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“They Dump the Sick to Satisfy Investors” (Video)

Insurance Exec Turned Whistleblower Wendell Potter Speaks Out Against Healthcare Industry From Democracy Now – As the debate over healthcare reform intensifies on Capitol Hill, we spend the hour with a former top insurance executive who’s now exposing the industry’s dirty secrets. Wendell Potter once served as the head of corporate communications at CIGNA, one…

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Action Alert: House Committee to Vote on Single-Payer

Healthcare-NOW! has received confirmation that, in a display of Congressional leadership, Congressman Anthony Weiner [NY 14], will introduce a single-payer amendment similar to HR 676 to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s portion of the tri-committee healthcare legislation. We need your help in telling members of the Energy and Commerce Committee that the people want…

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CNA’s Donna Smith, National Organization of Women’s 2009 Woman of Action

From blog.aflcio.org – Donna Smith, a community organizer and legislative representative for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC), was recently honored as the National Organization for Women’s (NOW’s) 2009 Woman of Action. Smith first came to the public’s attention in Michael Moore’s 2007 movie, “SICKO.” Despite having health insurance and even a health…

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