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Occupy Wall Street Gives Award to Pfizer: “Excellence in Profiteering”

February 29, 2012 (8 Comments)

Part of National Day of Action against corporate greed and corruption New York, NY – February 29 – Healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, and Occupy Wall Street activists gathered outside of Pfizer’s... 

Action Alert: Never Mind the Mandate

February 29, 2012 (12 Comments)

The Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” in late March. The mandate would require that almost... 

As Court Showdown Nears, Our Healthcare System Still a Mess

February 28, 2012 (5 Comments)

By Rose Ann DeMoro – With the approaching Supreme Court showdown on the President Obama’s 2010 health care law (the Affordable Care Act, modeled, of course, on Mitt Romney’s law in Massachusetts),... 

Jan. 2012 National Strategy Conference Report

February 28, 2012 (Comments Off on Jan. 2012 National Strategy Conference Report)

On January 28th and 29th over 140 active single-payer supporters from 21 different states and Washington, D.C. attended Healthcare-NOW!’s (HCN) Annual Strategy Conference in Houston, Texas. Though... 

Many Texas residents cross Mexican border to obtain healthcare

February 28, 2012 (1 Comment)

From AHRQ.gov – The U.S.-Mexico border stretches from San Diego, CA all the way to Brownsville, TX. Many residents living on the U.S. side of the border are poor and uninsured, and have difficulties... 

The Pampered Patient: Perverting healthcare into a luxury commodity

February 27, 2012 (Comments Off on The Pampered Patient: Perverting healthcare into a luxury commodity)

By Jim Hightower for The Austin (Texas) Chronicle – In these times of cold health care austerity, it reaffirms one’s faith in humanity to learn that many hospitals are now going the extra... 

Single-Payer Health Care Is Coming To America-Are We Ready?

February 24, 2012 (15 Comments)

By Rick Ungar for Forbes – Speaking at a recent conference, Mark Bertolli, CEO and Chairman of Aetna Insurance, announced that the end is near for profit driven health insurance companies. “The... 

Court action could prolong health care fight

February 22, 2012 (1 Comment)

From USA Today – Next month’s challenge to the Obama-sponsored health care law could affect the care available to most Americans, alter the balance of power between Washington and the states... 

Even When Employed, Health Care A Challenge

February 22, 2012 (Comments Off on Even When Employed, Health Care A Challenge)

From NPR – Zumba is a fitness craze; a high-energy dance and exercise program. You can find it in high-end gyms and even the community center in Hazelwood, Mo., where Casaundra Bronner, 40, lives. Still... 

Transparency for health insurance?

February 21, 2012 (Comments Off on Transparency for health insurance?)

By Trudy Lieberman for Columbia Journalism Review – The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that health insurers and employers must provide more information to consumers shopping... 

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