Archive for October 2010

Report Calls United States to Account for Failing to Meet Basic Human Needs

In a report published in advance of the United Nations hearing on the U.S. human rights record, advocacy groups called the U.S. government to account for regularly washing its hands of any responsibility for making sure that its people are not ill-fed, ill-housed, and of ill health. Together with seven collaborators and over forty endorsing…

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Being SiCKO in a Tea Party Nation

By Donna Smith – RENO, Nevada — I ventured backward in my memories to the fall of 2006 and wondered what might have happened differently if the Tea Party ruled this nation. It’s not that I am thrilled with the current state of political reality, but I am worried that if the trend toward more…

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Non-binding ballot measure pushes ‘Medicare For All’

By Edward B. Colby for the Dedham Transcript – DEDHAM, Mass. — Leo Stolbach says he’s working to advance a single-payer health insurance system for Massachusetts because he sees what’s happening to patients now. “Patients are getting shortchanged. And this fallacy that we have the best health care in the world, that’s wrong. It isn’t.…

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New Healthcare Presentation

Here are some informative slides on national, single-payer healthcare. Use it for a meeting or just for informational purposes. Download the Power Point, “The Evidence for Single-Payer” by Dr. Margaret Flowers, here.

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At Stake This November: The Future of Healthcare Reform

By Mark Dudzic of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer – When the 111th Congress adjourns this year, the fight to win healthcare as a right for all in America will still lie before us. The Labor Campaign for Single Payer has vowed to help turn this year’s passage of PPACA into the opening shot in…

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US slips to 49th in life expectancy

By Sahil Kapur for RawStory.com – The United States currently ranks 49th in the world in overall life expectancy, according to a study published in the academic journal Health Affairs, slipping dramatically during the last decade. “As of September 23, 2010, the United States ranked forty-ninth for both male and female life expectancy combined,” concludes…

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Rally for Healthcare Sanity

Have you heard? On October 30th, Jon Stewart is organizing a rally in Washington DC to “restore sanity,” while Stephen Colbert is organizing a counter demo to “keep fear alive.” Sounds a little bit like Healthcare-NOW!’s campaign to implement a national universal healthcare system as the only sane answer to our healthcare crisis. Yet, corporate…

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Upcoming Deadline for Strategy Conference

Our National Strategy Conference is rapidly approaching on November 13th and 14th in Philadelphia, PA. If you haven’t registered yet, please do soon. The deadline for reserving a hotel room, at a discounted rate, near the conference location is October 27th. That’s next Wednesday. So if you haven’t already, please register for the conference ASAP.…

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The Midterm Elections and Medicare For All

By Dr. Quentin Young – As we approach Nov. 2, it’s fair to say that in many ways the distortion of political discourse in our country has never been worse. Extreme right-wing personalities – reincarnated Know-Nothings – are elbowing their way into the nightly airwaves via paid advertisements and Fox News. Billionaires are lavishly funding…

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