Archive for August 2010

Health reform puts women in harm’s way

By M. Tracey Brooks for the Times Union – The people of New York and the nation should be outraged at the sacrifices being made in health care reform to the detriment of women. After taking a major hit in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in March, women’s health care faced three…

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Oregon to Look at Single-Payer Bill Next Session

Advocates for a dedicated tax to pay for basic health coverage want to introduce a single-payer bill next session By David Rosenfeld for The Lund Report – A loose coalition of single-payer advocates in Oregon has taken the first steps toward developing legislation for the 2011 session The bill would ultimately work in conjunction with…

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Action Alert: Talk the Talk

Healthcare-NOW! recently launched the Campaign to Preserve and Protect Medicare and Social Security. We need to make sure Congress knows that we will not stand for cuts or privatization of Medicare or Social Security. We support Improved Medicare for All to get our economy back on track. Will you help us build the base of…

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Personal Cost of Current Health Care Policy

By Joan Brunwasser for OpEdNews – My guest today is Lynn Petrovich, a CPA and long-time advocate for universal health care. Welcome to OpEdNews, Lynn. You recently wrote an op ed piece about your own adventures in the health care system, “Hospital Accounting: It’s Complicated.” Up until a family member’s unscheduled visit to a local…

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Health Care Advocates Ask Insurance Commissioners: Which Side Are You On?

By the Backbone Campaign – On Monday, August 16, a terrific creative action to challenge the collusion between corporate and elected power was organized by Backbone Campaign’s Roger Fulton with support from Jared Middle Calf and crew. We joined with collaborating Heath Care activists in a great demonstration outside the conference of the National Association…

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Action Alert: Your Vote is Needed

As you may know, the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process will examine the United States’ human rights record this November. To make sure that people’s voices are heard throughout this process, the U.S. Human Rights Network created the Testify Project, where individuals all over the country upload videos documenting human rights abuses in…

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Action Alert: Stand With Kate

Two weeks ago we sent an action alert about the unfair targeting of activists in New York City. The response was tremendous. Hundreds of people made calls last week and successfully pressured the DA’s office to take the unusual step of inviting Kate Barnhart and her lawyer to a 40-minute meeting. One can hardly find…

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Single-Payer is Inevitable

Progressives and Conservatives Agree By Rob Stone, MD – “The new health care legislation is a step toward elimination, by slow strangulation, of private health insurance and establishment of government as the ‘single payer.’” – George Will, in his weekly newspaper column, Sunday July 11, 2010 Everyone loves to pick on the Affordable Care Act…

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Gibbs Says Single Payer Supporters on Drugs; Was Obama Using in 2003?

By Jon Walker for FireDogLake – President Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, decided to attack single payer health care, a system used very effectively in many first-world countries, as some wacky, crazy idea. “I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”…

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The Happy Dance of Richard Kirsch

From CorrentWire.com – Every once in a while, Richard Kirsch, does a “happy dance” article celebrating his own Health Care for America Now campaign for health care reform, whose outcome of course was the wonderful bill legislated by the Congress last Spring. Kirsch, who is now a Senior Fellow at The Roosevelt Institute, posted his…

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