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Hospitals Demand Payment Upfront From ER Patients With “Routine Problems”

February 21, 2012 (2 Comments)

From Kaiser Health News – Next time you go to an emergency room, be prepared for this: If your problem isn’t urgent, you may have to pay upfront. Last year, about 80,000 emergency-room patients... 

Why Did Single-Payer Health Care Fail in California?

February 20, 2012 (36 Comments)

By Lenny Potash for Labor Notes – Though it’s passed the legislature twice before, a bill to establish a single-payer universal health insurance system in California failed in the state senate... 

Venerated Physician & Activist Dr. Quentin Young Urges Single-Payer Healthcare

February 20, 2012 (Comments Off on Venerated Physician & Activist Dr. Quentin Young Urges Single-Payer Healthcare)

From Uprising Radio – Single payer healthcare has been a hot topic since the great healthcare debates of 2009 and 2010, but the organization, Physicians for a National Health Program, has advocated... 

NY Hospitals Saddle Uninsured Patients with Massive Debt Despite $100s of Millions in Gov’t Aid

February 17, 2012 (2 Comments)

From Democracy Now! – As the ranks of the uninsured continue to rise, a major new study has found that most New York medical centers are violating rules intended to help patients who are uninsured... 

50 doctors for single payer urge Supreme Court to strike down individual mandate

February 17, 2012 (14 Comments)

By Single Payer Action – WASHINGTON — Fifty medical doctors who favor a single-payer health insurance system today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the individual mandate. In a... 

Hal Sanders – Advocate of Single-Payer Healthcare

February 14, 2012 (Comments Off on Hal Sanders – Advocate of Single-Payer Healthcare)

By Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Hal Sanders was the epitome of the small-town boy who makes good, except he wasn’t even from a small town. He grew up poor, surrounded by cornfields... 

AHIP Hooray!

February 14, 2012 (1 Comment)

From the Harvard Crimson – If you were anywhere near Harvard Business School last Saturday you might have seen a 12-foot tall puppet dancing to accordion music while a merry band of “Congresspeople”... 

Even Critics of Safety Net Depend on It Increasingly

February 13, 2012 (Comments Off on Even Critics of Safety Net Depend on It Increasingly)

From the New York Times – LINDSTROM, Minn. – Ki Gulbranson owns a logo apparel shop, deals in jewelry on the side and referees youth soccer games. He makes about $39,000 a year and wants you... 

Lawrence O’Donnell on Single-Payer and the Birth Control Mess

February 9, 2012 (17 Comments)

From MSNBC – MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains how President Obama’s healthcare bill traded old problems for new problems by keeping the employer-based insurance system in place. Visit... 

Health Insurers Remain in Many “Socially Responsible” Funds

February 8, 2012 (1 Comment)

From the Wall Street Journal – Mention “socially responsible investing” and most people think of a stock-picking strategy that involves abstinence—that is, avoiding industries or companies... 

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