Archive for April 2010

TONIGHT: Let’s Discuss the Fair Elections Now Act

TONIGHT, April 22, join Healthcare-NOW! for a discussion with leading advocates of the Fair Elections Now Act at 8pm Eastern. Featured speakers include: Frank Kirkwood of CitizenFundedElections.org and the Western PA Coalition for Single-Payer Health Care Chris Melody Fields, Common Cause’s Director of Outreach Moderated by: Katie Robbins, National Organizer for Healthcare-NOW! Here is the…

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Frontline Disguises Single-Payer Advocates as Public-Option Promoters

By Peter Hart for FAIR – The PBS program Frontline on April 13 offered a look at the White House drive for healthcare reform titled Obama’s Deal. Like a previous Frontline special about the U.S. healthcare system, the program failed to adequately include single-payer. But the way the show did it this time was remarkable.…

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Action Alert: Expect Better from PBS

Recently, we announced Frontline’s new program, “Obama’s Deal,” which included a segment that featured single-payer advocates arrested in the Senate Finance Committee protesting the exclusion of single-payer witnesses from the proceedings. It exposed some of the sordid deals struck by congressional lawmakers and the White House with the health insurance industry and Big Pharma. While…

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Why the Health Reform Law Fails to Meet Human Rights Standards

By Anja Rudiger for Amnesty International – Amidst the celebrations of a ‘historical moment,’ a healthy dose of realism seems in order as we assess the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the related reconciliation measures. What is seen as a crucial victory for the Obama Administration has been won on the backs…

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In Response to Obama’s Deal

Below is Kevin Zeese’s, Executive Director of ProsperityAgenda.US, response to Frontline’s Obama’s Deal. If you would like to send your comment to PBS about Obama’s Deal, please go here. *** I really hope you will respond to this email because I was quite disturbed by the bias shown by Frontline in its two reports on…

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Thursday: Let’s Discuss the Fair Elections Now Act

While single-payer is the most popular reform in polling of the public, physicians and nurses, it was largely “off the table” in Congress during the reform debate. It is clear that members of Congress, of both parties, are dependent on campaign money from the industries that benefit most from preserving the current broken health care…

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At the National Action Network Conference

Katie Robbins, National Organizer for Healthcare-NOW!, a leader in the fight for single-payer healthcare or Medicare for All, was invited to address the National Action Network in New York City. It was clear after arriving that conference organizers believed she was representing a coalition with a similar name known as Health Care for America Now…

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No Time to ‘Wait and See’ on Health Law

By Dr. Quentin Young – Building the Single-Payer Movement Having just gone through a grueling, frequently raucous debate on health reform, capped by the narrowest of votes to pass the Obama administration’s bill, many activists are now tempted to adopt a “wait and see” attitude on how the new law plays out. A few others…

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Health care bill does not fix health care system

By Peter Shapiro for fightbacknews.org – Passage of President Obama’s health care reform in late March made for great political theater. Here was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, skillfully maneuvering the bill through Congress after many had given it up for lost. Here was House minority leader and Republican point man John Boehner, reduced to ranting…

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Sending Support for Striking Temple Workers

By Michael Moore – Filmmaker and documentarian Michael Moore sent words of support for the 1,500 striking workers of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professions now on strike at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. The PASNAP members have been on strike since March 31, and Moore’s statement was read at a rally…

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