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As Baucus Unveils Health Plan, New Study Finds 45,000 Uninsured Die Every Year

September 21, 2009 (2 Comments)

From Democracy Now – A long-awaited healthcare bill from Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus includes no public option and would require almost all Americans to buy insurance or pay a penalty.... 

Harvard study finds nearly 45,000 excess deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage

September 17, 2009 (18 Comments)

A study published online today estimates nearly 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance. That figure is about two and a half times higher than an estimate from the Institute of... 

AFL-CIO Convention Endorses Single-Payer

September 15, 2009 (7 Comments)

Unanimous Vote for Medicare-for-All Reform PITTSBURGH – In a historic vote that adds the nation’s leading voice of American workers to a broad national campaign, the AFL-CIO voted unanimously at its... 

Michael Moore marches to his movie

September 15, 2009 (5 Comments)

From www.post-gazette.com – See video here. In-your-face filmmaker Michael Moore came to Pittsburgh instead of Hollywood last night to show his latest rabble-rousing documentary, “Capitalism:... 

Mad-As-Hell Doctors On Cross-Country Tour with a Mission

September 15, 2009 (9 Comments)

By Michele Swenson for the Huffington Post – They have been ostracized and marginalized in the great U.S. health care reform debate, but now a group of doctors, many from Physicians for a National... 

It’s Simple: Medicare for All

September 14, 2009 (4 Comments)

By George S. McGovern for the Washington Post – For many years, a handful of American political leaders — including the late senator Ted Kennedy and now President Obama — have been trying... 

Building on the Hopeful Aspects of Obama’s Health Care Speech and Helping Him Get Beyond His Internal Contradictions

September 11, 2009 (4 Comments)

By Rabbi Michael Lerner for Tukkin Daily – Media analyses of President Obama’s health care speech were divided on whether he had indicated serious support for a public option or had, instead,... 

Uninsured figures show mandate-based health reforms don’t work

September 11, 2009 (3 Comments)

17,000-member organization of physicians says latest numbers show urgent need for single-payer health reform Official estimates released this morning by the Census Bureau showing a marginal increase in... 

Action Alert: Call Congress to Support the 9/11 Responders

September 11, 2009 (11 Comments)

When the towers fell on September 11, 2001, more than 50,000 people responded to the call to action to help with recovery at the World Trade Center. 8 years later, these same heroes feel great betrayal... 

Two Harvard Medical professors critique our current system and offer a better vision

September 10, 2009 (Comments Off on Two Harvard Medical professors critique our current system and offer a better vision)

From PNHP – Universal Health Care Even with its dazzling technical advances and sophisticated medicines, health care increasingly frustrates Americans. Patients must contend with a system that won’t... 

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