Archive for February 2010

President Obama: the Answer is Medicare for All

Talking points below. Once again the president and congress are not including any discussion of the only real solution to America’s health care problems – expanding and improving Medicare to cover everyone in America. On February 25th, the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care will be holding a “Sidewalk Summit for Improved Medicare for All”…

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Notes from “Medicare for All: Still the One”

If you missed last night’s national conference call, “Medicare for All: Still the One,” you can listen to it here. Also, please find a transcript of Kip Sullivan’s remarks below. We had about 250 people on this call, and we’d like to thank all of you for participating, and donating. This call’s success means that…

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Send a Love Letter to the Editor

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, can you help us get the message out that Congress and President Obama need to break up with insurance and drug companies and show some love to the American people by supporting the real solution to the health care crisis: improved Medicare for All? In just a few minutes,…

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Medicare for All: Still the One

Join Healthcare-NOW! for a national conference call this Monday, February 15th at 8pm EST for a discussion of the rise and fall of the public option and why improved Medicare for All (HR 676) is still the leading policy solution to our health care crisis. Featured speakers include: Kip Sullivan, a member of the steering…

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Repubs, Dems, Blue Dogs and Tea Partiers: Everybody Loves Medicare

By Donna Smith – President Obama keeps torturing himself and the 111th Congress by trying to come up with new ways to work together and a single healthcare reform effort that all could embrace politically, morally and fiscally. He need not struggle so hard, as the leaders in each of the groups clamoring for leadership…

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Dr. Margaret Flowers Visits Bill Moyers Journal

From Bill Moyers Journal – Pediatrician Margaret Flowers speaks about protesting for change and her recent arrest in an effort to get a Medicare-for-all plan back on the table. See the video of the interview here. Transcript February 5, 2010 BILL MOYERS: Make me an offer I can’t refuse. That’s what President Obama said, when…

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Labor Campaign for Single-Payer’s Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, The lives and livelihoods of a vast majority of Americans have been held hostage for decades by this country’s failure to provide an equitable, socially just health care system. Your Administration should be commended for identifying the need and pushing for a comprehensive solution to this uniquely American dilemma. But this year’s…

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Let Him Know

By Katie Robbins – After a sobering loss for Democrats in the special election held to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, probing exit polls about health reform show that the win of Republican Scott Brown who pledged to cast the vote that would kill national health reform, didn’t come from people who thought the…

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