Archive for June 2010

I Can See Healthcare From Here

By Donna Smith – DETROIT – As I wake each morning here in Detroit at the US Social Forum, I glance just a few hundred yards across the way, and I know people have healthcare without regard to financial or other barriers. And it hurts like hell to see the cars “over there” winding along…

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Medicare: Protect it, Improve it, and Expand it to All!

Hands Off Social Security and Medicare. Make Wall Street Pay. Medicare: Protect it, Improve it, and Expand it to All! On Saturday, June 26 in 20 cities, America Speaks, funded by billionaire Pete Peterson’s Foundation, will be holding one day “discussions” to preach about the dangers of “the deficit”. These events are nothing more than…

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Speak Up for Medicare and Social Security

For decades, Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson has been trying to privatize or get rid of Social Security and Medicare. Now he is funding AmericaSpeaks, a private company that is organizing town hall meetings with citizens across the country on Saturday, June 26th. Pete Peterson wants to use these meetings to shape the national discussion…

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League of Women Voters US Endorses Improved Medicare for All

Contact: Rebecca Elgie Tel: (607)272-0621 Website: www.healthcare-now.org Email: healthylink@earthlink.net June 14th 2010 – Atlanta, GA – Rededicating themselves to the fight for single-payer health care, the League of Women Voters US (LWVUS) passed a resolution with a wide majority at their national convention “to advocate strongly for bills that legislate for improved Medicare for all.”…

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Humiliation and Shame: Part of Being Insured in America

By Donna Smith – Oh, the things we did not fix in the healthcare bill are shocking. Just as seniors falling into the Medicare drug benefit donut hole begin to get the $250 checks meant to calm their fears about our new healthcare legislation, the rest of us would do well to remember the abuses…

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Hands Off Medicare and Social Security!

In the name of “fiscal balance,” President Obama’s Debt Commission is pushing for cuts in Medicare and Social Security. Ignoring the hundreds of billions of dollars the country could save by implementing a national single-payer healthcare system, they’re threatening the a true safety net our most vulnerable Americans can rely on. We are joining Progressive…

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Uninsured Woman, Shoots Herself In Shoulder To Get ER Treatment

By Laura Bassett for Huffington Post – An unemployed Michigan woman who was unable to afford medical treatment for a searing pain in her shoulder took matters into her own hands last week, shooting herself in the shoulder in a last-ditch effort to get into the ER. Kathy Myers, 41, said she was pushed to…

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Rising Costs: A Health Care Challenge For Democrats

by Julie Rovner for NPR – For Democrats, passing the new health care law may have been the easy part. Now that it’s the law, everything that happens in health care, whether due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or not, is their responsibility. “The Democrats have guaranteed that the American health care…

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At the US Social Forum

Are you planning to attend the US Social Forum in Detroit from June 22nd to 26th? If so, we hope you will join Healthcare-NOW! at the USSF events below! Workshop: Single- Payer Healthcare, the Solution to the Health Care Crisis Thursday, June 24th, 10am – 12pm, UAW Building, 151 West Jefferson, PRES (Note Location Change)…

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