Archive for October 2009

54 Arrested in Seven Single-Payer Actions

The Mobilization for Health Care had a very strong showing in nine cities around the country yesterday. At least 54 people were arrested in the nine cities. In New York City, the brave protesters were supported by a crowd of 50 legal protesters. We were prepared to start the action with 10 people risking arrest,…

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New York Times: ‘FAIR Had a Point’

Paper’s public editor agrees with activists FAIR published this Activism Update – In response to FAIR’s September 22 action alert, New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt agreed (10/11/09) that the paper’s September 20 article about Medicare for all excluded supporters of a single-payer healthcare system. FAIR pointed out that the article, written by Katharine…

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Mobilization for Health Care for All Goes National on Thursday

In just two more days, the Mobilization for Health Care for All goes national. When we launched this campaign we envisioned about 100 people signing up to sit in in the first weeks of the campaign – but with over 700 already, we’re now well on our way to 1000 pledges. And we originally talked…

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DC Lobby Days for Single-Payer This Week

Join us for Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care lobby days for single-payer. On both lobby days, we will break into teams and visit Congressional offices with single-payer amendment materials prepared in advance. As Congress moves closer to voting on whatever final legislation is crafted, we want to make sure the single-payer amendments are strongly…

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Call Congress Today!

Congress will vote on single-payer, Medicare-for-All soon! They need to hear from single-payer supporters from all over the country. While media coverage of the health reform debate is focused on the Senate Finance Committee’s bill (which was largely drafted by current and former executives at Wellpoint, the nation’s largest private health insurance company), several congressional…

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7 Arrested in Chicago Demanding Single Payer Healthcare

Seven citizens and healthcare providers who are fed up with the state of our healthcare and the healthcare debate were arrest at the downtown offices of Cigna today. The sit-in is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and build support for real reform – Medicare for All, a single-payer plan. ChiSPAN, the…

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Docs as Props

By SinglePayerAction.org – In the Rose Garden this morning, President Obama met with a group of doctors. From all fifty states. Banned from the meeting were doctors from Physicians for a National Health Program — representing more than 17,000 docs who support a single payer health care system. Those doctors were not invited to attend.…

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