Archive for September 2009

AFL-CIO Convention Endorses Single-Payer

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 national convention here today to endorse the enactment of single-payer, universal healthcare for all Americans. The resolution was sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National…

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Michael Moore marches to his movie

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: A Love Story” to its first American audience, a spirited group of union workers energized by the AFL-CIO convention Downtown. A last-minute change of plans and an invitation from the…

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

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 Health Care Program, are hitting the road and taking action, and they visited Denver on September 14. They will arrive in…

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It’s Simple: Medicare for All

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 to gain passage of comprehensive health care for all Americans. As far back as President Harry S. Truman, they have urged Congress…

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

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 the number of Americans without health insurance in 2008 – now estimated at 46.3 million, up from 45.7 million in 2007 – masks the true dimensions of…

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

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 as more are dying from 9/11 related injuries and illnesses without proper health care or financial security. A recent…

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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 pay for some treatments, long waiting lists, rushed visits with doctors, copious paperwork and — of course — the ever-soaring cost of medical coverage and medications. Many…

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