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Single-payer health care would save billions for Massachusetts

May 31, 2012 (Comments Off on Single-payer health care would save billions for Massachusetts)

By David U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler for the Boston Globe – The House and Senate health care proposals would set imaginary limits for spending growth enforced by secret “improvement... 

Praying for Health Care Sanity

May 29, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Donna Smith – I admit it. I pray. I know there are intellectuals who are above such frivolity and for whom the showing of any belief in a power greater than one’s self and one’s intellect... 

Legislation May Enable States to Offer Universal Healthcare

May 29, 2012 (2 Comments)

To make universal coverage work at the state level, you’d need to channel federal healthcare funds into the system. A bill being drafted by Rep. Jim McDermott would allow that to happen. By David... 

Constitutional or Not, It’s a Win-Win for the Health Insurance Industry

May 25, 2012 (4 Comments)

By Katie Robbins for the People’s Tribune – The recent Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “ObamaCare,” has reopened the false debate surrounding... 

Healthcare CEOs See Biggest Paycheck Bumps

May 24, 2012 (7 Comments)

By Karen M. Cheung for Fierce Healthcare – The healthcare industry saw the largest increases in executive pay out of all sectors, according to a Wall Street Journal and Hay Group CEO compensation... 

6,000 Nurses Bring Robin Hood to Chicago

May 23, 2012 (Comments Off on 6,000 Nurses Bring Robin Hood to Chicago)

From National Nurses United – More than 6,000 nurses and activists gathered at Daley Plaza in Chicago Friday to rock out with musician Tom Morello and call for a tax on financial speculation —... 

It’s Up to Us

May 23, 2012 (Comments Off on It’s Up to Us)

The politics of the current moment are clear: the Democrats are desperate to hold onto the White House at any cost and Republicans are fervently working to dismantle our social safety net to further uplift... 

RoseAnn DeMoro on the Robin Hood Tax, Single-Payer

May 21, 2012 (1 Comment)

From Moyers and Company – Bill talks to RoseAnn DeMoro, who heads the largest registered nurses union in the country, and led a Chicago march protesting economic inequality on May 18. DeMoro is... 

Single Payer Amendment Narrowly Defeated in Mass.

May 18, 2012 (9 Comments)

From Benjamin Day, Executive Director of Mass-Care – This Tuesday, after an hour and a half floor debate, the Massachusetts Senate narrowly voted down a single payer amendment to a broader cost... 

Medical students embrace Medicare for all

May 16, 2012 (2 Comments)

By Dr. Ed Weisbart for STLToday.com – If you ever want to rekindle your hope for American medicine, spend time with medical students. These bright, energetic minds are going into medicine for all... 

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