Archive for August 2010

Action Alert: Social Security turns 75 on August 14th!

Social Security turns 75 on August 14th! Join the Alliance for Retired Americans in celebrations and actions (.pdf) across the country. In its 75 years of existence, Social Security has not added a cent to our country’s budget deficit. Nevertheless, even as the baby boomers begin to retire, some fiscal conservatives have labeled Social Security…

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Karaoke Benefit Friday Night

Healthcare-NOW! is throwing an awesome benefit karaoke night. Come join us on Friday, August 13 at 7pm. We will be singing the night away at the William Way Center, 1315 Spruce Street in Philadelphia, PA (map). We’re near the Walnut-Locust stop on SEPTA and the 12th and Locust stop on PATCO. Or, if you can’t…

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August Single-Payer Update

Healthcare-NOW! is committed to educating, advocating and agitating for the universal, equitable, and humane health care system we truly need – improved Medicare for All. Find out about some of the activism that continues to build the movement: 1. See our roundup of Medicare’s 45th Birthday events from all over the country. Congratulations to all…

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This Month, Celebrate Social Security’s Anniversary

Social Security turns 75 on August 14th! Join the Alliance for Retired Americans in celebrations and actions across the country! Click here (.pdf) for the details on events in your area! Social Security comprises about 40 percent of older Americans’ income, making it the primary component to ensuring a secure retirement. It is worth noting…

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Remembering Marilyn Clement

One year ago today, Marilyn Clement, founder and National Coordinator of Healthcare-NOW!, passed away surrounded by her children, Scott and Pam, her daughter-in-law Liz, and the caring thoughts of all of us who knew her, worked with her, and had come to love her. Marilyn’s life and work was dedicated to social justice. She worked…

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New NESRI fact sheets on the federal health reform law

How will the new health reform law affect the communities most impacted by the continued denial of the human right to health care in the U.S.? The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) is publishing a series of fact sheets analyzing the law from the perspective of immigrants, women, people of color, and rural…

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Hospital Accounting: It’s Complicated

By Lynn M. Petrovich for CommonSense2.com – For the Love of Universal Health Care Some time ago I received a letter from my employer regarding its health insurance policy which said there would be some changes to it. First of all, that’s never good. Second, I wasn’t sure what the letter meant. I was confused.…

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Medicare’s 45th Birthday News Roundup

Congratulations to all the groups and individuals who held rallies and parties for Medicare’s 45th Anniversary! There were over 20 held across the country. Here’s all the news and updates we’ve received about birthday parties/rallies for Medicare. Please let us know if your group has an update to submit. Albany, NY More Photos Atlanta, GA…

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On Medicare anniversary, lawmakers tout inevitability of single payer

By Sahil Kapur for the Raw Story – A trio of progressives in Congress invoked the 45th birthday of Medicare Friday to call for a national single payer health insurance system, predicting it’s “inevitable” if Americans want lower costs. “It has never been more important to have a strong movement behind Medicare for All,” wrote…

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