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U.S. Ranks Last Among High-Income Nations on Preventable Deaths

November 14, 2011 (16 Comments)

Up to 84,000 Lives Annually Could Be Saved if the U.S. Lowered Its Preventable Death Rate to That of the Top Three Performing Nations From the Commonwealth Fund – The United States placed last among... 

Supercommittee Dems offer $350 billion in Medicare cuts

November 11, 2011 (Comments Off on Supercommittee Dems offer $350 billion in Medicare cuts)

From Politico – Supercommittee Democrats quietly floated details late Wednesday of a $2.3 trillion tax-and-cut proposal that includes $400 billion in Medicare and Medicaid reductions, but also clears... 

Gallup: Uninsured adults rising

November 11, 2011 (Comments Off on Gallup: Uninsured adults rising)

By Tim Mak for Politico – None of the components of President Obama‚Äôs health care law that have taken effect appear to be affecting insurance coverage of adults over 26, according to a new poll... 

Register for the Healthcare-NOW! Annual Strategy Conference

November 10, 2011 (6 Comments)

Healthcare-NOW! National Strategy Conference January 28th and 29th, 2012 Houston, TX We need your help planning the strategy for the year ahead. Join single-payer activists and supporters from across the... 

Why the Occupy Movement is Good for Our Health

November 9, 2011 (Comments Off on Why the Occupy Movement is Good for Our Health)

By Julie Matthaei and Neil Wollman for Common Dreams – Recently, the Congressional Budget Office released a report on income inequality which found that the incomes of the top 1% nearly tripled... 

IBEW International Convention Endorses Single Payer

November 9, 2011 (Comments Off on IBEW International Convention Endorses Single Payer)

The 38th convention of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has endorsed single payer health as a solution to the nation’s health care crisis. The 3,000 delegates who attended... 

Occupiers plan epic New York to Washington march

November 9, 2011 (Comments Off on Occupiers plan epic New York to Washington march)

Their target: The congressional supercommittee and the Bush tax cuts for the rich By Justin Elliott for Salon – Persistent criticism of Occupy Wall Street for failing to specify demands has helped... 

Video: Healthcare-NOW! at National Nurses United Rally on Nov. 3

November 8, 2011 (1 Comment)

National Nurses United (NNU) held a day of action on November 3rd in support of the Financial Transactions Tax, a tax on Wall Street transactions that would raise $350 billion. Vanessa Beck from Healthcare-NOW!... 

Seniors Rally Against Cuts To Medicare, 47 Arrested

November 8, 2011 (Comments Off on Seniors Rally Against Cuts To Medicare, 47 Arrested)

By Aricka Flowers for Progress Illinois – More than 1,000 Chicago-area seniors and their allies took part in an act of civil disobedience today to push back against cuts to safety net programs,... 

Increasing Medicare Age Could Lead To Higher Costs

November 7, 2011 (Comments Off on Increasing Medicare Age Could Lead To Higher Costs)

By Julie Rovner for NPR – Congress’ so-called deficit reduction “supercommittee” is down to the final weeks of deliberations in its efforts to come up with $1.2 trillion in budget... 

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