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Pennyrile Area CLC Endorses HR 676, National Single Payer Legislation

April 21, 2011 (Comments Off on Pennyrile Area CLC Endorses HR 676, National Single Payer Legislation)

“The Pennyrile Area Central Labor Council endorses HR 676” reports Betty Robertson, Treasurer of the council in Hopkinsville in western Kentucky not far from the Tennessee border. With this endorsement... 

Canada’s Health Care: An Alternate Universe

April 20, 2011 (3 Comments)

By Elizabeth Rosenthal – I recently returned from a visit of several days to an alternate universe: Canadian health care. As a physician who has practiced in the United States for 44 years, I have... 

Another poll shows Americans oppose Medicare cuts to deal with debt

April 20, 2011 (1 Comment)

By Jon Cohen and Dan Balz for the Washington Post – Despite growing concerns about the country’s long-term fiscal problems and an intensifying debate in Washington about how to deal with them,... 

Handout on Threats to Medicare, Medicaid

April 20, 2011 (5 Comments)

With the help of some single-payer activists in New York City, we created an educational handout explaining how House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget proposal seeks to eliminate Medicare... 

Action Alert: Demand Pres. Obama Save Medicare

April 18, 2011 (6 Comments)

Republicans want to privatize Medicare and slash Medicaid to reduce the nation’s deficit. President Obama says he wants to preserve Medicare and Medicaid, but his budget proposal looks to those programs... 

Obama’s ‘Shared Sacrifice’ Hits the Poor and Middle-Class Hardest

April 15, 2011 (7 Comments)

The Nation editorial – President Obama’s speech unveiling his deficit reduction plan contained few big surprises—by its very premise, it was destined to preserve the faulty assumptions behind... 

Why Medicare Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution

April 14, 2011 (12 Comments)

By Robert Reich for RobertReich.com – I hope when he tells America how he aims to tame future budget deficits the president doesn’t accept conventional Washington wisdom that the biggest problem... 

May 1st: Healthcare is a Human Right Rally in VT

April 12, 2011 (Comments Off on May 1st: Healthcare is a Human Right Rally in VT)

Healthcare-NOW! has endorsed the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign (HCHR) March on Montpelier, Vermont on May 1st. The HCHR Campaign has built a statewide grassroots movement to make healthcare reform... 

Nurses to President Obama: Don’t Cut Healthcare, Retirement; Raise Corporate Taxes, End Wars

April 12, 2011 (5 Comments)

RNs Won’t Endorse Politicians who Vote to Cut Social Security In advance of President Obama’s speech Wednesday on the budget deficit, the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses... 

When It Comes to Quality, New Poll Shows Americans Give U.S. Health Care Low Grades

April 12, 2011 (Comments Off on When It Comes to Quality, New Poll Shows Americans Give U.S. Health Care Low Grades)

Those with incomes less than $50,000 most likely to view the quality of their care as low. From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – A new poll shows most Americans believe the quality of U.S. health... 

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