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Nation Conversations: Wendell Potter on the Health Insurance Industry’s Lock on Congress

January 14, 2011 (Comments Off on Nation Conversations: Wendell Potter on the Health Insurance Industry’s Lock on Congress)

From The Nation – Listen below. Wendell Potter, author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, stopped by The... 

Oh, For Civil Healthcare in America

January 14, 2011 (4 Comments)

by Donna Smith – Ah, we must be more civil. No more taunts. No more tirades. No more gun crosshair targets, no matter how innocently placed on our graphics (though I am not sure gun crosshairs... 

Two Dead Since Arizona Medicaid Program Slashed Transplant Coverage

January 12, 2011 (3 Comments)

From ABC News – Hospital Confirms Former Patient Died While Awaiting Liver Transplant Two Arizona Medicaid recipients denied potentially life-saving organ transplants have died, even as Arizona... 

Let’s stop pretending it was a government takeover of healthcare

January 10, 2011 (2 Comments)

By Deborah Burger for The Hill – If the Obama healthcare bill is just a “government takeover,” why are healthcare industry CEOs being rewarded with so much money? The alleged expropriation... 

Will Vermont’s Babies Have a Better Chance?

January 7, 2011 (Comments Off on Will Vermont’s Babies Have a Better Chance?)

By Donna Smith – As Peter Shumlin was officially sworn in as governor of Vermont, there was and is great hope that at least in one state we may see passage and implementation of a truly universal,... 

Poll: To Reduce Deficit, Most Americans say Tax the Rich More

January 6, 2011 (Comments Off on Poll: To Reduce Deficit, Most Americans say Tax the Rich More)

From CBS News – As Washington gears up for a fight over federal spending and the national debt, lawmakers may want to consider some new polling figures. A survey from CBS News’ “60 Minutes”... 

Census: Number of poor may be millions higher

January 6, 2011 (1 Comment)

1 in 6 Americans — many of them 65 and older — are struggling in poverty By HOPE YEN – Associated Press – WASHINGTON — The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously... 

Kay Tillow: Civil Rights, Union Organizing Mark Decades of Activism

January 5, 2011 (Comments Off on Kay Tillow: Civil Rights, Union Organizing Mark Decades of Activism)

By Berry Craig for AFL-CIO Blog – Kay Tillow, a veteran union activist from Louisville, can inspire us all as we start the New Year. “Set a stout heart to a steep hillside” is an old Scottish... 

Push Renews for Vermont Health Reform

January 5, 2011 (Comments Off on Push Renews for Vermont Health Reform)

By Peter Hirschfeld – Vermont Press Bureau – MONTPELIER – Advocates for universal health care will descend on the Statehouse on Wednesday as they look to forge legislative support for... 

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