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Fewer Americans get health insurance through job

December 26, 2011 (4 Comments)

Employer-sponsored coverage is growing more expensive and covering less. From AMA-ASSN.org – Findings by the Commonwealth Fund and polling by Gallup show that fewer workers are getting health insurance,... 

We Need Your Support!

December 26, 2011 (1 Comment)

At Healthcare-NOW!, daily letters, emails, and phone calls remind us that the healthcare crisis continues. Vanessa, before becoming our Director of Organizing, joined Healthcare-NOW! in 2005. “Suffering... 

Un-Happy Holidays for Seniors and the Disabled – Here’s Your Donut

December 20, 2011 (1 Comment)

by Donna Smith – It isn’t sugar plums dancing in their dreams for America’s seniors and disabled who are covered by the Medicare program. It’s donuts. Donut holes into which many fall at... 

Mass. Legislature Considers Eldridge Single-Payer Healthcare Bill

December 16, 2011 (Comments Off on Mass. Legislature Considers Eldridge Single-Payer Healthcare Bill)

From nashobapublishing.com – Legislation would “dramatically reduce” health care costs, improve access to care BOSTON — Touting dramatic reductions in health care costs, improved... 

Meet the new 1%: healthcare CEOs replace bankers as America’s best paid

December 15, 2011 (Comments Off on Meet the new 1%: healthcare CEOs replace bankers as America’s best paid)

No bankers in top 10 of America’s best-paid executives, but those in charge of healthcare and drugs firms are in the money By Dominic Rushe for The Guardian – Pity Wall Street’s bankers.... 

Speakout lets locals voice views on health care

December 12, 2011 (Comments Off on Speakout lets locals voice views on health care)

From Gainesville.com – Dr. Lynn Chacko put her money where her philosophy is. Chacko told those gathered at a speakout on health care Saturday that she gave up a profitable job as a private physician... 

Health Reform Devolves Into ‘Unaffordable Under-Insurance’

December 9, 2011 (2 Comments)

From In These Times – Healthcare reform in the shape of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) was supposed to relieve working Americans of the burdens of rising healthcare costs... 

Students Occupy for Health Justice

December 9, 2011 (1 Comment)

By Danielle Alexander for AMSA On Call blog – I met a patient last week who stopped taking her antidepressant medications because she had been denied long-term health insurance and thought it would... 

Video: Health costs killing us

December 9, 2011 (Comments Off on Video: Health costs killing us)

From Newsday – Imagine a health insurance system with runaway costs, millions left without coverage, administrative headaches galore and unhealthier people than in many other countries spending... 

House Dems look to exempt Medicare from automatic spending cuts

December 2, 2011 (1 Comment)

From the Hill – While some Republicans are taking heat for seeking to mitigate $600 billion in sequestration cuts to the Defense Department, a handful of House Democrats this week put forward their... 

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