Archive for March 2010

Onward to Medicare for All

While many celebrate the passage of the health bill, Healthcare-NOW! remains committed to building the movement for the health care we need in an expanded and improved Medicare-for-all system. The new health bill closely resembles the legislation written by Liz Fowler, former Vice President of Public Policy for Well Point, one of the nation’s largest…

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Big Pharma Wins Big With Health Care Reform Bill

By Alan Fram for AP – Chalk one up for the pharmaceutical lobby. The U.S. drug industry fended off price curbs and other hefty restrictions in President Barack Obama’s health care law even as it prepares for plenty of new business when an estimated 32 million uninsured Americans gain health coverage. To be sure, the…

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Texas newborn denied health insurance over pre-existing condition

By Jan Jarvis for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram – At birth, Houston Tracy let out a single loud cry before his father cut the cord and handed him to a nurse. Instantly, Doug Tracy knew something was wrong with his son. “He wasn’t turning pink fast enough,” Tracy said. “When they listened to his chest,…

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Progressives debate health care “victory” (Video)

From the Real News Network – On Tuesday, President Obama signed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The bill has been proclaimed historic, and the media, following administration’s lead, called the House vote a victory. But supporters of the health reform are divided on the merits of the legislation. A day before the…

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Tonight: Live Broadcast of “Common Folk: Voices on Health”

Please join us tonight for a special creative-arts presentation that gives voice to the need for true, universal reform… the kind that will only be achieved by expanding and improving upon Medicare, and making it available to all: Single-Payer!!! One Common Unity, Inc. presents “Common Folk: Voices on Health”, tonight at 8:30pm at Busboys &…

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No Help

I am a 21 year old female with health issues that need be addressed. I went to see a doctor who has charged me 100 dollars ( which I have not been able to pay him yet ) for a diagnosis. There is no more that he can do. I have all the risk factors…

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Diary of a Wimpy Health Care Bill

By Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director, National Nurses United – Passage of President Obama’s healthcare bill proves that Congress can enact comprehensive social legislation in the face of virulent rightwing opposition. Now that we have an insurance bill, can we move on to healthcare reform? As an organization of registered nurses, we have an obligation…

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Medicare-for-All Advocates Say Bill Fails to Meet Needs of People

New York, NY – On Tuesday, President Obama signed the health reform bill into law. This bill closely resembles the legislation written by Liz Fowler, former Vice President of Public Policy for Well Point, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies. Healthcare-NOW!, a national organization supporting expanded and improved Medicare for all, points out…

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A Cloward-Piven Strategy for Single Payer?

By Chris Maisano for The Activist – With yesterday’s passage in the House of the Obama administration’s health care reform bill, it would seem at first glance that the movement for national, single-payer health insurance has been seriously derailed. After all, if all of the hype and adulation surrounding the bill’s passage is to be…

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