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Insurers Push Plans That Limit Choice of Doctor

July 19, 2010 (Comments Off on Insurers Push Plans That Limit Choice of Doctor)

New York Times – As the Obama administration begins to enact the new national health care law, the country’s biggest insurers are promoting affordable plans with reduced premiums that require... 

Report From the US Social Forum

July 16, 2010 (Comments Off on Report From the US Social Forum)

Healthcare-NOW! had a tremendous presence at the US Social Forum, which converged over 20,000 activists for social change into Detroit for 5 days in June. We organized two major events at the forum. First,... 

Support the Single-Payer Expressions for Access to Care Equality Project

July 16, 2010 (Comments Off on Support the Single-Payer Expressions for Access to Care Equality Project)

Every movement has its music. With this in mind, CUUSP is joining efforts with Healthcare-NOW! to produce a compilation album of songs and stories that will serve to further inform and inspire this present-day... 

Social Security Cuts Eyed by Deficit Commission ‘Especially Painful,’ Report Finds

July 15, 2010 (Comments Off on Social Security Cuts Eyed by Deficit Commission ‘Especially Painful,’ Report Finds)

by Mike Hall for AFL-CIO NOW Blog – Next month, Social Security, one of the nation’s most successful and important government programs, turns 75. It is the cornerstone of retirement security for... 

Town Hall Meetings Say No to Cutting Social Security

July 15, 2010 (3 Comments)

By Al Benchich for Labor Notes – I can’t help but think that the folks behind the “America Speaks” town hall meetings, held June 26 in 19 cities across the country, were shell-shocked by the... 

Obama’s Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick

July 13, 2010 (Comments Off on Obama’s Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick)

By Chris Hedges for Truthdig – A close reading of the new health care legislation, which will conveniently take effect in 2014 after the next presidential election, is deeply depressing. The legislation... 

Vermont health reform panel recommends analyst

July 9, 2010 (1 Comment)

By Nancy Remsen for Burlington Free Press – MONTPELIER — The Health Care Reform Commission recommended Monday that the Legislature hire the Harvard economist who helped Taiwan revamp its health-care... 

‘Don’t shred our safety nets’

July 2, 2010 (1 Comment)

The following text is the testimony that Katie Robbins, national organizer for Healthcare-NOW!, presented to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform on June 30 in Washington. Thank... 

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