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May 1 – A Day Without the 99%

April 26, 2012 (Comments Off on May 1 – A Day Without the 99%)

For more than 120 years, May 1 has been celebrated internationally as a day to honor workers and commemorate the suffering they have endured – and continue to endure – in their struggles for... 

Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals

April 25, 2012 (1 Comment)

From the New York Times – Hospital patients waiting in an emergency room or convalescing after surgery are being confronted by an unexpected visitor: a debt collector at bedside. This and other... 

89,000 Poor Penn. Kids Slashed from Medicaid

April 23, 2012 (2 Comments)

By Michael Hinkelman and Catherine Lucey for Philly.com – Kheli Muhammad was trying to schedule a routine pediatrician’s appointment last summer when she discovered that her 2-year-old son,... 

How to Organize a Healthcare Teach-In or Speak Out

April 19, 2012 (2 Comments)

On March 14 we organized our first ever skill-building call for our members and activists on how to organize effective teach-ins and speak-outs. Listen to the call here: Organizing Teach-Ins and Speak... 

The Power of Universal Health Care

April 18, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Winthrop C. Dillaway III for NJ.com – In 2009, when President Obama began his term of office, the U.S. health care system was painfully dysfunctional. He announced an initiative for health care... 

Knoxville-Oak Ridge CLC endorses HR 676, Improved Medicare for All

April 17, 2012 (Comments Off on Knoxville-Oak Ridge CLC endorses HR 676, Improved Medicare for All)

From Unions for Single Payer – President Suzanne Coile reports that the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Area Central Labor Council unanimously endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation,... 

Fool’s Gold: US Healthcare System Cheats Patients

April 16, 2012 (7 Comments)

By Donna Smith – In case any one of us needs reminding, the profit-driven healthcare system in America is broken. Driven by its primary motivation to make money, there is little that compels those... 

Funding a National Single-Payer System

April 16, 2012 (23 Comments)

By Gerald Friedman for Dollars and Sense – Download “Funding a National Single-Payer System” here (.pdf). Don’t like the Obamacare (or Romneycare) mandate? Single-payer is a viable—and... 

Single-Payer Activists’ Views on the Individual Mandate

April 12, 2012 (26 Comments)

The Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act hearings last month renewed debate over the individual mandate within the single-payer movement. As expected, there are a wide variety of views on this issue.... 

Recession Boosted Hospital Expansions Into Affluent Areas

April 10, 2012 (Comments Off on Recession Boosted Hospital Expansions Into Affluent Areas)

By Jordan Rau for KHN – Amid the recession, hospitals have been aggressively establishing footholds in affluent areas outside their traditional market boundaries as they fight for the patients with... 

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