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How Libby, Montana Got Medicare for All

June 16, 2011 (10 Comments)

By Kay Tillow – In 2009 when the Washington beltway was tied up with the health care reform tussle, Montana Democratic Senator Max Baucus, chairman of the all powerful Senate Finance Committee,... 

Congress should be working to expand Medicare to cover all necessary care for everyone

June 15, 2011 (2 Comments)

By Ray Stever for Times of Trenton – In 1777, the Commonwealth of Vermont became the first sovereign state in the world to abolish slavery. On May 26, 2011, Vermont became the first state in the... 

Union Nurses Call for Single-Payer System

June 14, 2011 (Comments Off on Union Nurses Call for Single-Payer System)

By Emily P. Walker, MedPage Today – Several hundred members of National Nurses United held a rally here on Tuesday to call for a single-payer healthcare system, an end to tax breaks for big corporations,... 

British fear ‘American-style’ healthcare system

June 14, 2011 (5 Comments)

As leaders debate ways to reform healthcare, politicians repeatedly tell a worried public that Britain will not turn the National Health Service into an ‘American-style’ private system. By... 

John Boehner Didn’t Cry for Us, He Locked Us Out of His Office

June 13, 2011 (20 Comments)

A Capitol Police Officer oversees us deliver 2,100 letters to Rep. John Boehner asking him not to cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. Thanks to all of our supporters, over 2,100 people signed... 

Christie proposal to slash Medicaid by $540 million puts NJ at center of national debate

June 13, 2011 (Comments Off on Christie proposal to slash Medicaid by $540 million puts NJ at center of national debate)

By the AP – TRENTON, N.J. — As states across the country look for ways to trim billions off their spending on Medicaid, New Jersey is garnering particular attention for a proposal that opponents... 

VWC on Their Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign

June 9, 2011 (Comments Off on VWC on Their Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign)

Last night, June 8, Healthcare-NOW! hosted a national conference call featuring members of the Vermont Workers’ Center to discuss their Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign and the impact it had... 

Still Paying Through the Nose, Labor Campaigns for Single Payer

June 9, 2011 (3 Comments)

By Andy Coates for Labor Notes – A year after President Obama signed his health care reform with strong support from the labor movement, advocates of a single-payer system might be tempted to ask,... 

Action Alert: Healthcare NOT Warfare

June 3, 2011 (Comments Off on Action Alert: Healthcare NOT Warfare)

Healthcare-NOW! is an endorsing organization of Progressive Democrats of America’s Healthcare NOT Warfare Campaign. To support the growing demand that we end foreign wars and bring money home for... 

Medicare for All!

June 3, 2011 (2 Comments)

By the Editors of the Nation – The day after Democrat Kathy Hochul scored an upset victory in a special election deep in upstate New York’s Republican territory, former President Bill Clinton... 

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