Archive for October 2011

Health Law to Be Revised by Ending a Program

By Robert Pear for the New York Times – The Obama administration announced Friday that it was scrapping a long-term care insurance program created by the new health care law because it was too costly and would not work. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said she had concluded that premiums would…

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Stop the Super Committee, Support Healthcare-NOW!

The Super Committee does not represent us. Operating in secret with no public accountability while laden with ties to special interests, the Super Committee is tasked with identifying $1.2 trillion in cuts to federal spending by November 23rd. Co-chair Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) has said cuts to everything, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, are…

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Why Wall St. and Corporate Insurance Should Get Out of Healthcare

The October 2011 movement brings us these two powerful videos. We need Wall Street, the health insurance industry and investors out of healthcare; replaced by a publicly financed single-payer, improved Medicare-for-all system. Doctors, health providers and patients should decide healthcare–not Wall Street. Adara Scarlet’s story. Dr. Flowers explains why Wall Street should be ashamed of…

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Healthcare-NOW! Supports Occupy Wall St. Movement

In 1,368 cities across the country and around the world, people are standing up to the top 1% who collectively have more wealth and power than the lower 99% of the population. These occupations are self-sustaining communities focused on creating a space for free and open dialogue and action on the issues–from healthcare to education…

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Healthy Rebellion: The Uninsured Step Forward

By Paul Glover for Tikkun – For ninety-nine years the campaign for universal health coverage has relied on conferences, panel discussions, petitions, and rallies. These vent moral indignation but lack power. Today, 51 million Americans without medical insurance and 30 million Americans paying for inadequate coverage will not get prompt affordable health care through polite…

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Single-payer healthcare: better care, lower cost

By Josh Starcher – Healthcare has already been proclaimed the central issue of the 2012 Presidential election, just like it was hailed the central issue of Obama’s presidency. It was also a central issue during the 2010 election, and the 2008 campaign. So why don’t we ever hear the end of it? Our leaders still…

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