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Health Care Costs To Exceed A Record $20,000 Per Year For Families

May 15, 2012 (Comments Off on Health Care Costs To Exceed A Record $20,000 Per Year For Families)

By Jeffrey Young for the Huffington Post – Health care costs for a family of four covered by workplace health insurance will exceed $20,000 for the first time ever this year — $20,728 to be... 

Oregon Activists Look to Grassroots Approach to Win Universal Health Care

May 15, 2012 (Comments Off on Oregon Activists Look to Grassroots Approach to Win Universal Health Care)

By Peter Shapiro for Labor Notes – With health care premiums rising three times faster than workers’ income, more and more unions have come to see the existing health care system as unsustainable,... 

Mental Health and the Call for Single-Payer Healthcare

May 10, 2012 (Comments Off on Mental Health and the Call for Single-Payer Healthcare)

By Isobel Wohl, Healthcare for the 99% Working Group, Occupy Wall Street – Join Healthcare for the 99% in recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month this May. Mental health is an integral part of... 

Healthcare for My Neighbors?

May 10, 2012 (Comments Off on Healthcare for My Neighbors?)

By Ron du Bois, Prof. Emeritus – Our medical and medical insurance ethos sadly is that sick people are good for business. That health care should be a money making machine is the mentality of a... 

Legislation Introduced to Make Health Care a Right in New York State

May 9, 2012 (16 Comments)

Doctors, Nurses, Patients Advocates Applaud Updated Single Payer Medicare for All Legislation by Gottfried, Duane and 70 lawmakers Doctors, nurses, patients, senior citizens, anti-poverty advocates, faith... 

Why emergency rooms don’t close the health care gap

May 8, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Aaron Carroll for CNN – For decades, the attempts at health care reform have aimed to increase access. The United States is one of the few industrialized nations in the world that does not provide... 

Health care increasingly out of reach for millions of Americans

May 8, 2012 (4 Comments)

By Phil Galewitz for Kaiser Health News – Having trouble finding a doctor? You’re not alone. Tens of millions of adults under age 65 – both those with insurance and those without – saw their... 

Missouri Single-Payer Bill Introduced

May 7, 2012 (9 Comments)

Ed Weisbart, MD, of PNHP-St. Louis, sends us this report about the introduction of Missouri’s state single-payer bill. On May 4, 2012, the Missouri Health Care Policy committee gave a formal hearing... 

Take Our Social Media Survey

May 7, 2012 (2 Comments)

We would like your help. Healthcare-NOW! wants to reach out to new single-payer supporters and strengthen ties with our current members, and to do this we need to make sure that our website and social... 

Nurses, Robin Hood, Prepare to Converge on Chicago May 18

May 3, 2012 (Comments Off on Nurses, Robin Hood, Prepare to Converge on Chicago May 18)

Healthcare-NOW! is proud to be one of more than 85 environmental, labor, and health groups to endorse National Nurses United’s “Protest the Global 1%” march and rally on May 18 in Chicago. As... 

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