Archive for September 2009

iSinglePayer iPhone App Censored by Apple

From LambdaJive – Apple, Inc. has censored an iPhone application promoting health insurance reform in the United States. iSinglePayer, an iPhone application that advocates for single-payer health care reform was rejected from the App Store by Apple because it is “politically charged.” The application displays charts and bullet points about single-payer health care systems, and…

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Time for Civil Disobedience

We need your support for a new campaign of non-violent, civil disobedience targeting the private health insurance industry. This past spring, 13 brave individuals were arrested for disrupting Senate Finance hearings on health reform, chaired by Sen. Max Baucus. They were disgusted with witness panels, filled with private insurance execs and their cronies, that did…

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Update: Join the Mad as Hell Doctors on Sept. 30th in Washington, DC

Are you mad as hell at the current health care situation in this country? Here is a chance to voice your discontent and channel your energy for change. The Mad As Hell Doctors have been traveling across the country speaking out, educating and listening. They are appropriately angry at the current situation (which they distinguish…

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NYT Slams Single-Payer

Fails to include advocates among ‘diverse’ experts From FAIR – The New York Times devoted some rare space on September 20 to discussing single-payer (or Medicare-for-all) health reform. The result? A one-sided account of why such a system couldn’t work. With a headline like “Medicare for All? ‘Crazy,’ ‘Socialized’ and Unlikely,” readers probably had a…

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Between You and Your Doctor: The Bureaucracy of Private Health Insurance

On September 16 and 17, Domestic Policy Subcommittee Chairman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) held a two-part hearing entitled, “Between You and Your Doctor: the Bureaucracy of Private Health Insurance.” The hearing examined how the bureaucracy of private health insurance companies affects the medical care of patients. The Subcommittee heard testimony from: Mr. Mark Gendernalik Father of…

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No Country for Sick Men

To judge the content of a nation’s character, look no further than its health-care system. By T. R. Reid for Newsweek – “Us Canadians, we’re kind of understated by nature,” Marcus Davies told me in his soft-spoken way. “We don’t go around chanting ‘We’re No. 1!’ But you know, there are two areas where we…

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Hundreds rally for single-payer health care (Video)

From WKOW TV – MADISON – Hundreds of people gathered on the capitol steps Thursday in support of a single payer health care plan. A group known as the “Mad as Hell Doctors” led the rally. They want a single payer health system in America — no more insurance companies, no more premiums, and you…

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