Archive for March 2010

Listen: Discussing the Health Bill and the Individual Mandate

If you missed last night’s national conference call on the recently passed health bill and the individual mandate, you can listen to it here. We had about 250 people on this call, and we’d like to thank you for participating, and donating. This call’s success means that we can keep organizing national conference calls in…

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A false promise of reform

Pro-single-payer doctors: Health bill leaves 23 million uninsured The following statement was released today by leaders of Physicians for a National Health Program, www.pnhp.org. Their signatures appear below. As much as we would like to join the celebration of the House’s passage of the health bill last night, in good conscience we cannot. We take…

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Fact Sheet: The Truth About the Health Care Bill

Firedoglake released this fact sheet that exposes some myths about the bill passed on Sunday. By Jane Hamsher for Firedoglake – The Firedoglake health care team has been covering the debate in congress since it began last year. The health care bill will come up for a vote in the House on Sunday, and as…

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Cigna Gives $110.9 Million Compensation Package To Ex-CEO

By Sam Stein for Huffington Post – The insurance giant Cigna last year gave compensation packages worth more than $120 million to two executives who left the company, according to a filing with the SEC on Friday. The vast majority of that total went to former chairman and CEO H. Edward Hanway who left his…

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Monday Night: Let’s Discuss the Health Bill

Join Healthcare-NOW! for a conference call exposing the last minute negotiations of the health care bill and the ramifications of the mandate to purchase private insurance when public programs like Medicaid and Medicare suffer. The conference call is tomorrow, Monday, March 22nd at 8 PM EST. Guest speakers include: – Michael Lighty, Policy Director for…

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Kucinich’s Healthcare Sell-out

by Billy Wharton – The Obama administration cracked a tough nut today in their relentless drive to sponsor a corporate restructuring of the American healthcare system. Dennis Kucinich, who had been one of the few voices of opposition to the faulty healthcare “reform,” announced today that he intend to vote “Yes” on the healthcare bill…

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Healthcare Not Warfare Vigils in 82 Districts on March 17

From Progressive Democrats of America – Labor and advocacy groups organized “brown bag” lunch vigils against war funding in 22 congressional districts in January and 67 in February. Currently 82 are planned for March 17th, with more being added. Organizations participating include: Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), AfterDowningStreet, the Backbone Campaign, Democrats.com, the California Nurses…

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Blame the Pharmaceutical Industry

By Debra Grace Khattab for the Women’s Economic Agenda Project – I have read many articles about the failure of President Obama and Congress to enact either Single Payer, or at least a public option, in the health insurance legislation currently struggling its way through Congress. One thing that bothers me about those articles is…

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