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America’s Healthcare Crisis is Getting Worse

May 20, 2011 (2 Comments)

By Roger Bybee for In These Times – “I don’t think the American people want shared sacrifice. I think that they want shared prosperity.”—John Watson of Chevron, testifying this month... 

Healthcare Costs Per Family More Than Doubled In Nine Years

May 17, 2011 (3 Comments)

From the Huffington Post – U.S. healthcare is so expensive that records are broken even when cost increases slow. According to a new report by Milliman, a global consulting and actuarial firm,... 

Why Won’t Corporate America Support Single Payer Medicare-for-All?

May 16, 2011 (10 Comments)

By Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer – On the surface, it appears to be a no-brainer. Healthcare costs in the U. S. are twice as high as any other industrialized... 

June 7th, National Nurses United Rally and Lobby Day

May 16, 2011 (1 Comment)

Now is the time to fight to raise standards for America’s working people! Join National Nurses United on Tuesday, June 7th for their national rally and lobby day on Capitol Hill. Please RSVP here. NNU... 

Health Insurers Making Record Profits as Many Postpone Care

May 16, 2011 (Comments Off on Health Insurers Making Record Profits as Many Postpone Care)

By Reed Abelson for New York Times – The nation’s major health insurers are barreling into a third year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set among... 

Corporations, Federal ‘Reform’ Keep Shifting Healthcare Costs to Workers

May 16, 2011 (Comments Off on Corporations, Federal ‘Reform’ Keep Shifting Healthcare Costs to Workers)

By Roger Bybee for In These Times – Despite its $14.2 billion in profits last year untouched by federal income taxes, General Electric is now demanding that its unionized workers accept a new high-deductible... 

Sen. Sanders, Rep. McDermott Introduce Medicare for All Legislation

May 12, 2011 (Comments Off on Sen. Sanders, Rep. McDermott Introduce Medicare for All Legislation)

This week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a revised version of the American Health Security Act (S 915), legislation which, if implemented, would create a national single-payer healthcare system.... 

First Universal Health Care Bill in U.S. Marks Success of Vermont’s Human Rights Movement

May 12, 2011 (1 Comment)

By Anja Rudiger for NESRI – On May 5 the Vermont House followed the Senate in passing the final version of a health reform bill that creates a path for a universal, publicly financed health care... 

AFL-CIO Endorses Sanders/McDermott American Health Security Act of 2011

May 11, 2011 (Comments Off on AFL-CIO Endorses Sanders/McDermott American Health Security Act of 2011)

By the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare – Stating that, “The fight to reform our nation’s healthcare system has only just begun,” AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene... 

Video: Sen. Sanders and Rep. McDermott Introduce Single-Payer Bills

May 11, 2011 (57 Comments)

Legislation to provide health care for every American through a Medicare-for-all type single-payer system was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders and in the House by Rep. Jim McDermott. Their... 

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