Archive for January 2010

Everybody In, Nobody Out: Disaster Speaks a Noble Truth

by Donna Smith – Everybody in, nobody out. It’s the battle cry of millions of people throughout the United States who believe healthcare is a basic human right and who advocate for Medicare for All system as an achievable and just answer to that cry. Everybody in, nobody out. It’s the way we are all…

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Download “The Truth About Health Reform”

An MP3 audio file from our conference call teach-in titled The Truth About Health Reform is now available for download. You can listen to the file here. [audio:https://www.healthcare-now.org/wp-content/uploads/mp3/truthaboutreform.mp3] Or you can download the file by going here: The Truth About Health Reform. Featured speakers include: Ronald Hikel, Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for…

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Obama Received $20 Million from Healthcare Industry in 2008 Campaign

Almost three times the amount given to McCain by Brad Jacobson for the Raw Story – While some sunlight has been shed on the hefty sums shoveled into congressional campaign coffers in an effort to influence the Democrats’ massive healthcare bill, little attention has been focused on the far larger sums received by President Barack…

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The Truth About Health Reform

Please join Healthcare-NOW! for two educational conference calls this month. The Truth about Health Reform – Thurs., Jan. 14th at 8pm EST Join leading policy experts and single-payer advocates on a conference call this Thursday, January 14th at 8pm EST for analysis from the beltway on the lack of transparency in the current health reform…

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Hold Strong For Medicare For All

Healthcare-NOW! was founded with the basic understanding of the words of Martin Luther King, Jr that, “of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” On the eve of Dr. King’s 81st birthday, we share with all of our supporters the frustration, dismay, and anger that the current…

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Probation Ends for Baucus 8

Group Vows: “The Fight will continue until every person in our nation has access to quality, affordable health care.” Washington, D.C. – Members of the Baucus 8 appeared at the H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse today for their final hearing following 6 months of probation and, for 3 members, 40 hours of community service. The…

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Denial of Care Profits: $73 million for CIGNA’s retiring CEO

By National Nurses Movement – It’s hard for most of us to imagine a lifestyle supported by a $73 million retirement bonus. It’s even harder to imagine a whole nation’s healthcare controlled by those who have benefited so wildly from denying healthcare to those who need it. But Cigna’s Edward Hanway knows well what it…

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Senate Healthcare Bill: A Step in the Wrong Direction

An analysis by the Labor Campaign for Single Payer In a last minute flurry of pork barrel deals and capitulation to powerful corporate interests, the U. S. Senate finally passed its version of healthcare reform on December 24. The final bill was roundly condemned by nearly every labor organization in the country. “The health care…

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