Archive for August 2009

Health care wars

From the Real News – From pro-single payer to anti-government plans, a report from a raucous town hall in Virginia with Howard Dean.

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Single-Payer News of the Past Week

Below is a news round up from this past week in healthcare reform. Letters to the Editor –Single-payer option works – The Patriot-News –Single-payer system is the answer – Baxter Bulletin –Support single-payer health care – Hudson Reporter –Medicare works; so would single-payer health care system – Pocono Record –Single-payer plan would prove a boon…

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Dems backtrack on single-payer bill

By David Shalleck-Klein for the Hill – Some House members who have previously backed a single-payer healthcare reform bill say they will not vote for a similar measure when it hits the floor this fall. Of the 12 serving House members who co-sponsored Rep. John Conyers’s (D-Mich.) single-payer bill (H.R. 676) in the last Congress…

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Money-Driven Medicine

From Bill Moyers Journal – The film MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE reveals how a profit-hungry medical-industrial complex has turned health care into a system that squanders millions of dollars on unnecessary tests, unproven and sometimes unwanted procedures and overpriced prescription drugs. Watch the full episode here.

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Liar, Liar … Well, Healthcare Pants on Fire

By Donna Smith – So, we’ve been told over and over again that under the healthcare reform plans currently defended and pushed by the President and Congress that we can keep what we’ve got if we like it. No one will take your health insurance bennies away. Not under our employer-based, for-profit system. Well, tell…

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Let’s get back to what health care reform should be about

By Rose Ann DeMoro for the Cleveland Plain Dealer – From the fabricated “death panels” scares to the traumatized seniors urging legislators to keep the government’s hands “off my Medicare,” it’s apparent that the health care debate has lurched off the rails. We’ve lost sight of families like Nathan Wilkes’ who, introducing President Barack Obama…

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Greatest Tribute to Kennedy: Pass Health Care for All

By Robert Creamer – There has been much commentary that the Senate debate on health care would have benefited from the parliamentary and personal skills of Senator Ted Kennedy had he been present over the months of illness that took his life last night. But it would have benefited even more from his moral clarity.…

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What’s the Fate of the Healthcare Reform? (Video)

From GRITtv – Is the healthcare debate making you sick? We’ve got some clear information – which just may be the best medicine. Joining us today we have Wendell Potter, former Vice President of CIGNA; Karen Finney, former Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee; and our very own Diane Shamis, GRITtv Producer and Founding…

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Message to Americans From Canadian Doctors & Health Care Experts (Video)

Canadian Doctors for Medicare hosted a celebration of Medicare in Canada. The speakers included Roy Romanow, former Saskatchewan Premiere and Commissioner on Health Care in Canada. They tell Americans that Canadian universal health care works and encourage Americans to implement a single payer universal health care systems.

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